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to appeal

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to appeal (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision. --Tomlins. WP
    I appeal unto Cæsar. --Acts xxv. 11.
  2. (transitive) 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.
  3. (intransitive) To be attractive; that idea appeals to me means I find the idea attractive.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To ask an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not


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appeal

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appeal ({{{1}}})
  1. (law) (a) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review. (b) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected. (c) The right of appeal. (d) 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. (e) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See {Approvement}. --Tomlins. --Bouvier.
  2. A summons to answer to a charge. --Dryden.
  3. 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 appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders. -Bacon.
  4. Resort to physical means; recourse.
  5. (cricket): the act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision of whether a batsman is out or not.

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