Dictionary: AP-PEAL'ING – AP-PEND'

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Removing a cause to a higher tribunal prosecuting as a private person for an offense; referring to another for a decision.

AP-PEAR', n.

Appearance. [Obs.]

AP-PEAR', v.i. [L. appareo, of ad and pareo, to appear, or be manifest; It. apparire; Sp. parecer, aparecer; Fr. apparoir, apparoitre. Class Br.]

  1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to be visible. The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh. Lev. xiii. And God said, Let the dry land appear. Gen. i.
  2. To become visible to the eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind; a sense frequent in Scripture. The Lord appeared to Abram and said. – Gen. xii. The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. – Ex. iii.
  3. To stand in presence of, as parties or advocates before a court, or as persons to be tried. The defendant, being called, did not appear. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. – 2 Cor. v.
  4. To be obvious; to be known, as a subject of observation or comprehension. Let thy work appear to thy servant. Ps. xc. It doth not yet appear what we shall be. 1 John iii.
  5. To be clear or made clear by evidence; as, this fact appears by ancient records. But sin that it might appear sin. Rom. vii.
  6. To seem, in opposition to reality. They disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. Matth. vi.
  7. To be discovered or laid open. That thy shame may appear. Jer. xiii.


  1. The act of coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
  2. The thing seen; a phenomenon; as, an appearance in the sky.
  3. Semblance; apparent likeness. There was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire. Num. ix.
  4. External show; semblance assumed, in opposition to reality or substance; as, we are often deceived by appearances; he has the appearance of virtue. For man looketh on the outward appearance. 1 Sam. xvi.
  5. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; as, he made his first appearance at court or on the stage.
  6. Exhibition of the character; introduction of a person to the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance in the world, as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
  7. Probability; likelihood. – Bacon. This sense is rather an inference from the third or fourth; as, probability is inferred from external semblance or show.
  8. Presence; mien; figure; as presented by the person, dress or manners; as, the lady made a noble appearance.
  9. A being present in court; a defendant's filing common or special bail to a process.
  10. An apparition. – Addison.


The person that appears. – Brown.


The act of becoming visible; appearance.


Coming in sight; becoming evident; making an external show; seeming; having the semblance.


That may be appeased, quieted, calmed, or pacified.


The quality of being appeasable.

AP-PEASE', v.t. [s as z. Fr. apaiser, of ad and paix, peace; L. pax. See Peace.]

To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst. [This word is of a general application to every thing in a disturbed, ruffled or agitated state.]


Quieted; calmed; stilled; pacified.


The act of appeasing; the state of being in peace.


One who appeases, or pacifies.


Having the power to appease; mitigating; quieting.

AP-PEL'LANT, n. [See Appeal.]

  1. One who appeals, or removes a cause from a lower to a higher tribunal.
  2. One who prosecutes another for a crime.
  3. One who challenges or summons another to single combat.
  4. In Church history, one who appeals from the Constitution Unigenitus to a general council. – Blackstone. Encyc. Milton.


pertaining to appeals; having cognizance of appeals; as, “appellate jurisdiction.” – Const. of the U. States. Appellate judges. – Burke, Rev. in France.


A person appealed, or prosecuted for a crime. [Not now used. See Appellee.] Ayliffe.

AP-PEL-LA'TION, n. [L. appellatio. See Appeal.]

Name; the word by which a thing is called and known. Spenser uses it for appeal.


Pertaining to a common name; noting the common name of a species.


A common name in distinction from a proper name. A common name or appellative stands for a whole class, genus or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus man is the name of the whole human race, and fowl of all winged animals. Tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing, as, London, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston.


According to the manner of nouns appellative; in a manner to express whole classes or species; as, Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name to signify a strong man. – Johnson.


Containing an appeal.


  1. The defendant in an appeal.
  2. The person who is appealed, or prosecuted by a private man for a crime. – Blackstone.


The person who institutes an appeal, or prosecutes another for a crime. – Blackstone. This word is rarely or never used for the plaintif in appeal from a lower court, who is called the appellant. Appellee is opposed both to appellant and appellor.

AP-PEND', v.t. [L. appendo, of ad and pendeo, to hang.]

  1. To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended; as, a seal appended to a record.
  2. To add, as an accessory to the principal thing. – Johnson.