Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Pertaining to appeals.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Pertaining to or having cognizance of appeals and other proceedings for the judicial review of adjudications.
    —Appellate court. A court having jurisdiction of appeal and review; a court to which causes are removable by appeal, certiorari, or error.
    —Appellate jurisdiction. Jurisdiction on appeal; jurisdiction to revise or correct the proceedings in a cause already instituted and acted upon by an inferior court, or by a tribunal having the attributes of a court. Auditor of State v. Railroad Co.., 6 Kan. 505, 7 Am. Rep. 575; State v. Anthony, 65 Mo. App. 548; State v. Baker, 19 Fla. 19; Ex parte Bollman, 4 Crunch, 101, 2 I. Ed. 554