appealing


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appeal \Ap*peal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Appealing.] [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.]
   1. (Law)
      (a) 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.
      (b) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a
          private criminal prosecution against for some heinous
          crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
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   2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic]
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            Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   3. To invoke. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appealing \Ap*peal"ing\, a.
   That appeals; imploring. -- Ap*peal"ing*ly, adv. --
   Ap*peal"ing*ness, n.
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