What is APOSTLES?

In English admiralty practice. A term borrowed from the civil law, denoting brief dismissory letters granted to a party who appeals from an inferior to a superior court, embodying a statement of the case and a declaration that the record will be transmitted. This term is still sometimes applied in the admiralty courts of the United States to the papers sent up or transmitted on appeals.

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