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Related to Appellee: writ of certiorari
A party who has won a judgment in a lawsuit or favorable findings in an administrative proceeding, which judgment or findings the losing party, the appellant, seeks to have a higher court reverse or set aside.
The designation as appellee is not related to a person's status as plaintiff or defendant in the lower court.
Another name for appellee is respondent.
n. in some jurisdictions the name used for the party who has won at the trial court level, but the loser (appellant) has appealed the decision to a higher court. Thus the appellee has to file a response to the legal brief filed by the appellant. In many jurisdictions the appellee is called the "respondent". (See: appeal, respondent)
APPELLEE, practice. The party in a cause against whom an appeal has been taken.