Definition of appellee in English:

appellee

noun

US
Law
  • The respondent in a case appealed to a higher court.

    • ‘The appellee had listed on his 1879 balance sheet receivables with a value of $22,821.39; however, no provision had been made for a loss.’
    • ‘Of course, appellants did more than receive and peruse the copies of the documents taken from appellee's files; they published excerpts from them in the national press.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, a panel of the Third Circuit reversed and remanded an order of a district court judge who had simply copied verbatim the appellee's proposed opinion in the case.’
    • ‘Indeed, appellees conceded as much at oral argument.’
    • ‘The appellees in the case asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the case without a ruling, considering the fact that all African American tenants had moved from the premises.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from French appelé, past participle of appeler call from Latin appellare to address (see appeal).

Pronunciation:

appellee

/ˌapəˈlē/