(A) practice. The party in a cause against whom an appeal has been taken. (B) This is the party who wins a lawsuit at trial court and must answer to a losing party’s (appellant) appeal to a higher court, requesting review of the case for material error. The appellee or respondent files a written brief and usually makes an oral argument before the appellate court making the request that the decision of the lower court be upheld as no reversible error occurred.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
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.