/euh pel"it/, adj. Law.
1. of or pertaining to appeals.
2. having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court.
[1720-30; < L appellatus called upon, named, appealed to (ptp. of appellare), equiv. to ap- AP-1 + pell- move, go + -atus -ATE1]

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