1. a legal term, denoting one who requests the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior court, when he thinks himself aggrieved by the sentence of the inferior judge. SEE APPEAL.
2. The word appellant is particularly applied to those among the French clergy who appealed from the bull Unigenitus, issued by Pope Clement in 1713, either to the pope "better informed," or to a general council. The whole body of the French clergy and the several monasteries were divided into Appellants and Non-Appellants; a signal instance of the unity of the Romish Church! SEE UNIGENITUS; SEE BULL.