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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Appealing  \Ap*peal"ing\,  a. 
  That  appeals;  imploring.  --  {Ap*peal"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ap*peal"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appealing 
  adj  1:  able  to  attract  interest  or  draw  favorable  attention;  "He 
  added  an  appealing  and  memorable  figure  to  popular 
  American  mythology"-  Vincent  Starrett  "an  appealing 
  sense  of  humor";  "the  idea  of  having  enough  money  to 
  retire  at  fifty  is  very  appealing"  [ant:  {unappealing}] 
  2:  (of  characters  in  literature  or  drama)  evoking  empathic  or 
  sympathetic  feelings;  "the  sympathetic  characters  in  the 
  play"  [syn:  {sympathetic},  {likeable},  {likable}]  [ant:  {unsympathetic}] 
  3:  expressing  earnest  entreaty;  "the  appealing  and  frightened 
  look  worn  by  an  injured  dog";  "she  holds  out  her  hand  for 
  money,  importunate,  insistent";  "a  pleading  note  in  her 
  voice"  [syn:  {imploring},  {importunate},  {pleading}] 




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