Ap·peal v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed p. pr. & vb. n. Appealing.]
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.
2. To summon; to challenge. [Archaic]
Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists. --Sir W. Scott.
3. To invoke. [Obs.]
Ap·peal·ing, a. That appeals; imploring. -- Ap*peal*ing*ly, adv. -- Ap*peal*ing*ness, n.
adj 1: able to attract interest or draw favorable attention; "He
added an appealing and memorable figure to popular
American mythology"- Vincent Starrett; "an appealing
sense of humor"; "the idea of having enough money to
retire at fifty is very appealing" [ant: unappealing]
2: (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or
sympathetic feelings; "the sympathetic characters in the
play" [syn: sympathetic, likeable, likable] [ant: unsympathetic]
3: expressing earnest entreaty; "the appealing and frightened
look worn by an injured dog"; "she holds out her hand for
money, importunate, insistent"; "a pleading note in her
voice" [syn: imploring, importunate, pleading]