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In a manner to appall.


Depression occasioned by fear; discouragement.

AP'PAN-AGE, n. [Fr. apanage, an estate assigned to a younger son for his maintenance; an appendix, dependence, appurtenance; It. appannaggio, an appendage. If this word is from the panage, panagium of the middle ages, it is from panis, food, provision; It. panaggio, provision. This is probably the true origin of the word.]

  1. Lands appropriated by a prince to the maintenance of his younger sons, as their patrimony; but on condition of the failure of male offspring, they were to revert to the donor or his heir. From the appanage it was customary for the sons to take their surnames. – Spelman.
  2. Sustenance; means of nourishing. Wealth … the appanage of wit. – Swift.

AP-PA-RA'TUS, n. [plur. Apparatuses. L. from apparo, to prepare, of ad and paro.]

  1. Things provided as means to some end; as the tools of artisan; the furniture of a house; instruments of war. In more technical language, a complete set of instruments or utensils, for performing any operation. – Cavallo. Encyc.
  2. In surgery, the operation of cutting for the stone, of three kinds, the small, the great, and the high. – Encyc. Coxe. Apparatus is also used as the title of several books, in the form of catalogues, bibliothecas, glossaries, dictionaries, &c. – Encyc.

AP-PAR'EL, n. [Fr. appareil, from parer, to dress or set off; Sp. aparejar; L. paro, apparo, to prepare; Arm. para; Port. aparelho, Sp. aparejo, tackle, whence parrel in seaman's language; Ch. Heb. ברא, bara; Ar. بَرَا, bara. Class Br. No. 8. 10. 19.]

  1. Clothing; vesture; garments; dress.
  2. External habiliments or decorations; appearance; as, religion appears in the natural apparel of simplicity. Glorious in apparel. Isa. lxiii.
  3. The furniture of a ship, as sails, rigging, anchors, &c.

AP-PAR'EL, v.t.

  1. To dress or clothe. They who are gorgeously appareled are in kings' courts. Luke vii.
  2. To adorn with dress. She did apparel her apparel. – Shak.
  3. To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to cover, as with garments; as, trees appareled with flowers; or a garden with verdure.
  4. To furnish with external apparatus; as, ships appareled for sea.


Dressed; clothed; covered as with dress; furnished.


Dressing; clothing; covering as with dress; furnishing.


Appearance. [Not in use.] – Chaucer. Gower.

AP-PA'RENT, a. [See Appear.]

  1. That may be seen, or easily seen; visible to the eye; within sight or view. – Atterbury.
  2. Obvious; plain; evident; indubitable; as, the wisdom of the Creator is apparent in his works.
  3. Visible, in opposition to hid or secret; as, a man's apparent conduct is good.
  4. Visible; appearing to the eye; seeming, in distinction from true or real, as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun. Heirs apparent are those whose right to an estate is indefeasible, if they survive the ancestor; in distinction from presumptive heirs, who, if the ancestor should die immediately, would inherit, but whose right is liable to be defeated by the birth of other children. – Blackstone.


  1. Openly; evidently; as, the goodness of God is apparently manifest in his works of province.
  2. Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.


Plainness to the eye or the mind; visibleness, obviousness.

AP-PA-RI'TION, n. [See Appear.]

  1. In a general sense, an appearance; visibility. [Little used.] – Milton.
  2. The thing appearing; a visible object; a form. – Milton. Shak.
  3. A ghost; a specter; a visible spirit. [This is now the usual sense of the word.]
  4. Mere appearance, opposed to reality. – Denham.

AP-PAR'I-TOR, n. [L. apparo, to prepare, or appareo, to attend.]

Among the Romans, any officer who attended magistrates and judges to execute their orders. In England, a messenger or officer who serves the process of a spiritual court, or a beadle in the university who carries the mace. – Encyc.

AP-PAY', v.t. [Sp. and Port. apagar.]

To satisfy. [Obs.] [See Pay.] – Sidney.

AP-PEACH', v.t.

To accuse; to censure or reproach. [Obs.] [See Impeach.] – Shak.


Accusation; charge exhibited. [Obs.] – Wotton.

AP-PEAL', n.

  1. The removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior tribunal, as from a common pleas court to a superior or supreme court. Also, the right of appeal.
  2. An accusation; a process instituted by a private person against a man for some hainous crime by which he has been injured, as for murder, larceny, mayhem. – Blackstone.
  3. A summons to answer to a charge. – Dryden.
  4. A call upon a person; a reference to another for proof or decision. In an oath, a person makes an appeal to the Deity for the truth of his declaration.
  5. Resort; recourse. Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms. – Kent.

AP-PEAL', v.i. [Fr. appeler; It. appellare; Sp. apelar; Port. appellar; L. appello; ad and pello, to drive or send; Gr. βαλλω. We do not see the sense of call in pello, but to drive or press out, is the radical sense of calling, naming. This word coincides in elements with L. balo, Eng. bawl, and peal. Class Bl.]

  1. To refer to a superior judge or court, for the decision of a cause depending, or the revision of a cause decided in a lower court. I appeal to Cesar. Acts xxi.
  2. To refer to another for the decision of a question controverted, or the counteraction of testimony or facts; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alledged.

AP-PEAL', v.t.1

To call or remove a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court. This may be done after trial and judgment in the lower court; or by special statute or agreement, a party may appeal before trial, upon a fictitious issue and judgment. We say, the cause was appealed before or after trial.

AP-PEAL', v.t.2

In criminal law, to charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a criminal prosecution, for some hainous offense; as, to appeal a person of felony. This process was anciently given to a private person to recover the weregild, or private pecuniary satisfaction for an injury he had received by the murder of a relation, or by some personal injury. – Blackstone.


  1. That may be appealed; that may be removed to a higher tribunal for decision; as, the cause is appealable.
  2. That may be accused or called to answer by appeal; applied to persons; as, a criminal is appealable for manslaughter.


One who appeals. [Not used.] Shak.


Removed to a higher court, as a cause; prosecuted for a crime by a private person, as a criminal.


One who appeals; an appellor.