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APPELLEE Definition & Legal Meaning

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The party in a cause against whom an appeal is taken; that is, the party who has an interest adverse to setting aside or reversing the judgment. Slayton v. Horsey, 97 Tex. 341, 78 S. W. 919. Sometimes also called the “respondent” In old English law. Where a person charged with treason or felony pleaded guilty and turned approver or “king’s evidence,” and accused another as his accomplice in the same crime, in order to obtain his own pardon, the one so accused was called the “appellee.” 4 Bl. Comm. 330.


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