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. [1913 Webster]

2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To invoke. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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