appellate


appellate
Pertaining to the taking of an appeal, as appellate court, appellate procedure; of a higher jurisdiction. In its broadest sense the word denotes nothing more than the power of one tribunal to review the proceedings of another, either as to law or fact, or both. Marbury v Madison 5 US (I Cranch) 137, 147, 2 L Ed 60, 64.

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