Definition for AP-PEAL'

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.

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