Appeal

Definition of Appeal

Ap`peal´
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.
[imp. & p. p. Appealed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Appealing.]
2.To summon; to challenge.
Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.To invoke.
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.
I appeal unto Cæsar.
- Acts xxv. 11.
2.To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
I appeal to the Scriptures in the original.
- Horsley.
They appealed to the sword.
- Macaulay.
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.
A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders.
- Bacon.
4.Resort to physical means; recourse.
Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms.
- Kent.

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