- (transitive, obsolete) To accuse (someone of something).
- (transitive, law, chiefly US) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
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- Bible, Acts xxv. 11
- I appeal unto Caesar.
- (transitive) 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.
- (intransitive) To be attractive.
- That idea appeals to me.
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
- The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.
- (intransitive, cricket) To ask an umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out or not.
- To summon; to challenge.
- Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
- Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
- Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
- To invoke.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
- appeal to
to apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision
to call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc
to be attractive
to ask an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not
appeal (plural appeals)
- (law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination 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. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.
- A summons to answer to a charge. --John Dryden.
- 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. -Francis Bacon.
- Resort to physical means; recourse.
- The power to attract or interest
- (cricket): the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not.
application for the removal of a cause to a superior judge for reexamination
The power to attract or interest
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- appeal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
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