Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime;
appeala person of felony
To summon; to challenge.
Man to man will I
appealthe Norman to the lists.
Sir W. Scott.
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.
Acts xxv. 11.
To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one’s rights, etc.;
as, I. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
appealto all mankind for the truth of what is alleged
appealto the Scriptures in the original.
appealedto the sword.
An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.
The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
The right of appeal.
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.
An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See
A summons to answer to a charge.
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
appealto the Deity, the author of wonders.
Resort to physical means; recourse.
Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To refer to a superior judge or court, for the decision of a cause depending, or the revision of a cause decided in a lower court.
I appeal to Cesar. Acts. 21.
2.To refer to another for the decision of a question controverted, or the counteraction of testimony or facts; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged.
1.The removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior tribunal, as from a common pleas court to a superior or supreme court. Also the right of appeal.
2.An accusation; a process instituted by a private person against a man for some hainous crime by which he has been injured, as for murder, larceny, mayhem.
3.A summons to answer to a charge.
4.A call upon a person; a reference to another for proof or decision.
In an oath, a person makes an appeal to the Deity for the truth of his declaration.
Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms.