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appeal

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Noun, Verb (intransitive)
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ap=peal
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14 in 14 verses (in OT : 6 in 6 verses) (in NT : 8 in 8 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

appealv. t. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To summon; to challenge.  [1913 Webster]
    "Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To invoke.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
appealv. t. 
  •  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.  Tomlins.  [1913 Webster]
    "I appeal unto Cæsar."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "I appeal to the Scriptures in the original."  [1913 Webster]
    "They appealed to the sword."  [1913 Webster]
appealn. [OE. appel, apel, OF. apel, F. appel, fr. appeler. See Appeal, v. t.].
  •  An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.  Tomlins. Bouvier.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A summons to answer to a charge.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Resort to physical means; recourse.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

appeal, v. & n.
--v.
1 intr. make an earnest or formal request; plead (appealed for calm; appealed to us not to leave).
2 intr. (usu. foll. by to) be attractive or of interest; be pleasing.
3 intr. (foll. by to) resort to or cite for support.
4 Law a intr. (often foll. by to) apply (to a higher court) for a reconsideration of the decision of a lower court. b tr. refer to a higher court to review (a case). c intr. (foll. by against) apply to a higher court to reconsider (a verdict or sentence).
5 intr. Cricket call on the umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out.
--n.
1 the act or an instance of appealing.
2 a formal or urgent request for public support, esp. financial, for a cause.
3 Law the referral of a case to a higher court.
4 attractiveness; appealing quality (sex appeal).

Derivative
appealer n.
Etymology
ME f. OF apel, apeler f. L appellare to address

DEVIL DICTIONARY

appeal

v.t. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.

THESAURUS

appeal

Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, acceptability, adjuration, adjure, adorability, agacerie, agreeability, aid prayer, allure, allurement, amiability, appeal motion, appeal to, appealingness, application, application for retrial, apply, asking, attract, attraction, attractiveness, be attractive, beadroll, beads, beckon, beg, beguile, beguilement, beguiling, beseech, beseechment, bewitchery, bewitchment, bid, bidding prayer, blandishment, brace, breviary, cajolery, call, call for help, call on, call upon, captivation, certiorari, chaplet, charisma, charm, charmingness, clamor, clamor for, collect, come-hither, communion, conjure, contemplation, crave, cry, cry for, cry on, cry to, delightfulness, desirability, devotions, draw, drawing power, enchantment, engage, enravishment, enthrallment, enticement, entrancement, entrapment, entreat, entreaty, excite, exquisiteness, fascinate, fascination, fetch, flirtation, forbidden fruit, glamour, grace, impetrate, impetration, imploration, implore, imploring, importune, imprecate, imprecation, inducement, intercession, interest, intrigue, inveiglement, invitation, invite, invitingness, invocation, invocatory plea, invoke, kneel to, likability, litany, lovability, loveliness, lovesomeness, lure, luxury, magnetism, meditation, obsecration, obtest, obtestation, orison, petition, plea, plead, plead for, pleasantness, please, pray, prayer, prayer wheel, provocativeness, pull, request, requesting, rogation, rosary, run to, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sensuousness, sex appeal, silent prayer, snaring, solicit, solicitation, sue, sue for, suit, summon, supplicate, supplication, sweetness, tantalization, tantalize, tantalizingness, tease, tempt, temptation, temptingness, thanks, thanksgiving, tickle, titillate, unobjectionableness, voluptuousness, whet the appetite, winning ways, winningness, winsomeness, witchcraft, witchery, wooing, writ of certiorari, writ of error

ROGET THESAURUS

appeal

Allocution

N allocution, alloquy, address, speech, apostrophe, interpellation, appeal, invocation, salutation, word in the ear, dialogism, platform, plank, audience.

Request

N request, requisition, claim, petition, suit, prayer, begging letter, round robin, motion, overture, application, canvass, address, appeal, apostrophe, imprecation, rogation, proposal, proposition, orison, incantation, mendicancy, asking, begging, postulation, solicitation, invitation, entreaty, importunity, supplication, instance, impetration, imploration, obsecration, obtestation, invocation, interpellation, requesting, precatory, suppliant, supplicant, supplicatory, postulant, obsecratory, importunate, clamorous, urgent, cap in hand, on one's knees, on one's bended knees, on one's marrowbones, prithee, do, please, pray, be so good as, be good enough, have the goodness, vouchsafe, will you, I pray thee, if you please, Int, for God's sake!, for heaven's sake!, for goodness' sake!, for mercy's sake!, Dieu vous garde, dirigenos Domine, would you be so kind as to.

Lawsuit

N lawsuit, suit, action, cause, litigation, suit in law, dispute, citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment, accusation, presentment, true bill, indictment, apprehension, arrest, committal, imprisonment, writ, summons, subpoena, latitat, nisi prius, venire, venire facias pleadings, declaration, bill, claim, proces verbal, bill of right, information, corpus delicti, affidavit, state of facts, answer, reply, replication, plea, demurrer, rebutter, rejoinder, surrebutter, surrejoinder, suitor, party to a suit, plaintiff, defendant, litigant, hearing, trial, verdict, appeal, appeal motion, writ of error, certiorari, case, decision, precedent, decided case, reports (legal reference works, see reference books), litigious, qui tam, coram judice, sub judice, pendente lite, adhuc sub judice lis est, accedas ad curiam, transeat in exemplum.


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