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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appeal  \Ap*peal"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  (Law)  To  apply  for  the  removal  of  a  cause  from  an  inferior 
  to  a  superior  judge  or  court  for  the  purpose  of 
  re["e]xamination  of  for  decision.  --Tomlins. 
 
  I  appeal  unto  C[ae]sar.  --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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appeal  \Ap*peal"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Appealed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Appealing}.]  [OE.  appelen  apelen  to  appeal,  accuse,  OF 
  appeler  fr  L.  appellare  to  approach,  address,  invoke, 
  summon,  call  name  akin  to  appellere  to  drive  to  ad  + 
  pellere  to  drive.  See  {Pulse},  and  cf  {Peal}.] 
  1.  (Law) 
  a  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. 
  b  To  charge  with  a  crime;  to  accuse;  to  institute  a 
  private  criminal  prosecution  against  for  some  heinous 
  crime;  as  to  appeal  a  person  of  felony. 
 
  2.  To  summon;  to  challenge.  [Archaic] 
 
  Man  to  man  will  I  appeal  the  Norman  to  the  lists. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  To  invoke.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appeal  \Ap*peal"\,  n.  [OE.  appel,  apel,  OF  apel,  F.  appel,  fr 
  appeler  See  {Appeal},  v.  t.] 
  1.  (Law) 
  a  An  application  for  the  removal  of  a  cause  or  suit  from 
  an  inferior  to  a  superior  judge  or  court  for 
  re["e]xamination  or  review. 
  b  The  mode  of  proceeding  by  which  such  removal  is 
  effected. 
  c  The  right  of  appeal. 
  d  An  accusation;  a  process  which  formerly  might  be 
  instituted  by  one  private  person  against  another  for 
  some  heinous  crime  demanding  punishment  for  the 
  particular  injury  suffered,  rather  than  for  the 
  offense  against  the  public. 
  e  An  accusation  of  a  felon  at  common  law  by  one  of  his 
  accomplices,  which  accomplice  was  then  called  an 
  approver.  See  {Approvement}.  --Tomlins.  --Bouvier. 
 
  2.  A  summons  to  answer  to  a  charge.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appeal 
  n  1:  earnest  or  urgent  request  [syn:  {entreaty},  {prayer}] 
  2:  attractiveness  that  interests  or  pleases  or  stimulates  [syn: 
  {appealingness},  {charm}] 
  3:  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 
  4:  request  for  a  sum  of  money  (as  in  church)  [syn:  {solicitation}, 
  {collection},  {ingathering}] 
  v  1:  take  a  court  case  to  a  higher  court  for  review;  "He  was 
  found  guilty  but  appealed  immediately" 
  2:  request  earnestly  (something  from  somebody);  "appeal  to 
  somebody  for  help" 
  3:  be  attractive  to  "The  idea  of  a  vacation  appeals  to  me"; 
  "The  beautiful  garden  attracted  many  people"  [syn:  {attract}] 
  [ant:  {repel}] 
  4:  challenge  (a  decision);  "She  appealed  the  verdict" 
  5:  take  proceedings  to  have  (a  case)  reheard  in  a  higher  court; 
  "The  case  was  appealed  immediately  after  the  verdict" 
  6:  cite  as  an  authority:  "He  invoked  the  law  that  would  save 
  him";  "I  appealed  to  the  law  of  1900"  [syn:  {invoke}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Appeal 
  a  reference  of  any  case  from  an  inferior  to  a  superior  court. 
  Moses  established  in  the  wilderness  a  series  of  judicatories 
  such  that  appeals  could  be  made  from  a  lower  to  a  higher  (Ex. 
  18:13-26.) 
 
  Under  the  Roman  law  the  most  remarkable  case  of  appeal  is  that 
  of  Paul  from  the  tribunal  of  Festus  at  Caesarea  to  that  of  the 
  emperor  at  Rome  (Acts  25:11,  12,  21,  25).  Paul  availed  himself 
  of  the  privilege  of  a  Roman  citizen  in  this  matter. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  APPEAL,  v.t.  In  law,  to  put  the  dice  into  the  box  for  another  throw. 
 
 




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