|v. t.||1.||(Law) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.|
|2.||To summon; to challenge.|
|1.||(Law) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reëxamination of for decision.|
|2.||To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; |
|n.||1.||(Law) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.|
|2.||A summons to answer to a charge.|
|3.||A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.|
|4.||Resort to physical means; recourse.|
|Noun||1.||appeal - earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"|
|2.||appeal - attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her"|
|3.||appeal - (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial; "their appeal was denied in the superior court"|
|4.||appeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"|
|Verb||1.||appeal - take a court case to a higher court for review; "He was found guilty but appealed immediately"|
|2.||appeal - request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"|
|3.||appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"|
|4.||appeal - challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"|
|5.||appeal - cite as an authority; resort to; "He invoked the law that would save him"; "I appealed to the law of 1900"; "She invoked an ancient law"|
APPEAL, English crim. law. The accusation of a person, in a legal form, for a crime committed by him; or, it is the lawful declaration of another man's crime, before a competent judge, by one who sets his name to the declaration, and undertakes to prove it, upon the penalty which may ensue thereon. Vide Co. Litt. 123 b, 287 b; 6 Burr. R. 2643, 2793; 2 W. Bl. R. 713; 1 B. & A. 405. Appeals of murder, as well as of treason, felony, or other offences, together with wager of battle, are abolished by stat. 59 Geo. M. c. 46.
APPEAL, practice. The act by which a party submits to the decision of a
superior court, a cause which has been tried in an inferior tribunal. 1 S. &
R. 78 Bin. 219; 3 Bin. 48.
2. The appeal generally annuls the judgment of the inferior court, so far that no action can be taken upon it until after the final decision of the cause. Its object is to review the whole case, and to secure a just judgment upon the merits.
3. An appeal differs from proceedings in error, under which the errors committed in the proceedings are examined, and if any have been committed the first judgment is reversed; because in the appeal the whole case is examined and tried as if it had not been tried before. Vide Dane's Ab. h.t.; Serg. Const. Law Index, h.t. and article Courts of the United States.