What does appellate mean?
The definition of appellate
Ap*pel”late, a.
Etym: [L. appelatus, p. p. of appellare.]

Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals. “Appellate jurisdiction.” Blackstone. “Appellate judges.” Burke. Appelate court, a court having cognizance of appeals.

Ap*pel”late, n.
A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See Appellee.