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Appeal vs. Petition

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Appeal

In law, an appeal is the process in which cases are reviewed by a higher authority, where parties request a formal change to an official decision. Appeals function both as a process for error correction as well as a process of clarifying and interpreting law.
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Petition

A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer called supplication.
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Appeal

An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
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Petition

A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
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Appeal

A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision
An appeal to reason.
An appeal to her listener's sympathy.
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Petition

A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
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Appeal

A higher court's review of the correctness of a decision by a lower court.
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Petition

A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter
A petition for review of a previous court's decision.
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Appeal

A case so reviewed.
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Petition

A pleading initiating a legal case in some civil courts
A bankruptcy petition.
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Appeal

A request for a higher court to review the decision of a lower court.
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Petition

Something requested or entreated
Granted our petition.
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Appeal

The power of attracting or of arousing interest
A city with special appeal for museumgoers.
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Petition

To address a petition to
Petitioned the king for a pardon.
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Appeal

To make an earnest or urgent request, as for help.
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Petition

To ask for by petition; request formally
Petitioned that the sentence be reduced.
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Appeal

To have recourse, as for corroboration; resort
I appeal to your sense of justice.
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Petition

To make a request, especially formally
Petitioned for retrial.
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Appeal

(Law) To make or request an appeal.
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Petition

A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.
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Appeal

To be attractive or interesting
The idea didn't appeal to me.
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Petition

A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.
We're looking to get 10,000 people to sign the petition to have the bird colony given legal protection.
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Appeal

To request for an appeal of (a case) to a higher court for rehearing.
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Petition

(legal) A formal written request for judicial action.
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Appeal

(law)
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Petition

A prayer; a supplication; an entreaty.
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Appeal

An application to a superior court or judge for a decision or order by an inferior court or judge to be reviewed and overturned.
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Petition

(transitive) To make a request to, commonly in written form.
The villagers petitioned the council to demolish the dangerous building.
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Appeal

The legal document or form by which such an application is made; also, the court case in which the application is argued.
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Petition

A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
A house of prayer and petition for thy people.
This last petition heard of all her prayer.
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Appeal

A person's legal right to apply to court for such a review.
I have an appeal against the lower court decision.
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Petition

A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; - in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
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Appeal

(historical) An accusation or charge against someone for wrongdoing (especially treason).
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Petition

To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
You have . . . petitioned all the gods for my prosperity.
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Appeal

(historical) A process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offence against the public; an accusation.
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Petition

To make a petition or solicitation.
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Appeal

(historical) At common law, an accusation made against a felon by one of their accomplices (called an approver).
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Petition

A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
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Appeal

A call to a person or an authority for a decision, help, or proof; an entreaty, an invocation.
He made an appeal for volunteers to help at the festival.
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Petition

Reverent petition to a deity
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Appeal

(cricket) The act, by the fielding side, of asking an umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out or not.
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Petition

Write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
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Appeal

(figuratively) A resort to some physical means; a recourse.
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Appeal

(figuratively) A power to attract or interest.
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Appeal

(rhetoric) A call to, or the use of, a principle or quality for purposes of persuasion.
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Appeal

(historical) A summons to defend one's honour in a duel, or one's innocence in a trial by combat; a challenge.
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Appeal

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Appeal

(intransitive) Often followed by against (the inferior court's decision) or to (the superior court): to apply to a superior court or judge for a decision or order by an inferior court or judge to be reviewed and overturned.
Dissatisfied with the judge’s ruling, she decided to appeal.
He was advised by his lawyer to appeal against his conviction.
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Appeal

To apply to a superior court or judge to review and overturn (a decision or order by an inferior court or judge).
The plaintiff appealed the decision to the appellate court.
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Appeal

To accuse or charge (someone) with wrongdoing (especially treason).
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Appeal

Of a private person: to instituted legal proceedings (against another private person) for some heinous crime, demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered.
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Appeal

Of the accomplice of a felon: to make an accusation at common law against (the felon).
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Appeal

(intransitive) To call upon a person or an authority to corroborate a statement, to decide a controverted question, or to vindicate one's rights; to entreat, to invoke.
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Appeal

Of a fielding side; to ask an umpire for a decision on whether a batsman is out or not, usually by saying "How's that?" or "Howzat?".
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Appeal

(intransitive) To call upon someone for a favour, help, etc.
I appeal to all of you to help the orphans.
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Appeal

To have recourse or resort to some physical means.
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Appeal

To be attractive.
That idea appeals to me.
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Appeal

To summon (someone) to defend their honour in a duel, or their innocence in a trial by combat; to challenge.
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Appeal

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.
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Appeal

To summon; to challenge.
Man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists.
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Appeal

To invoke.
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Appeal

To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reëxamination of for decision.
I appeal unto Cæsar.
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Appeal

To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
I appeal to the Scriptures in the original.
They appealed to the sword.
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Appeal

An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reëxamination or review.
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Appeal

A summons to answer to a charge.
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Appeal

A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
A kind of appeal to the Deity, the author of wonders.
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Appeal

Resort to physical means; recourse.
Every milder method is to be tried, before a nation makes an appeal to arms.
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Appeal

Earnest or urgent request;
An entreaty to stop the fighting
An appeal for help
An appeal to the public to keep calm
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Appeal

Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates;
His smile was part of his appeal to her
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Appeal

(law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial;
Their appeal was denied in the superior court
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Appeal

Request for a sum of money;
An appeal to raise money for starving children
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Appeal

Take a court case to a higher court for review;
He was found guilty but appealed immediately
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Appeal

Request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection;
Appeal to somebody for help
Invoke God in times of trouble
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Appeal

Be attractive to;
The idea of a vacation appeals to me
The beautiful garden attracted many people
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Appeal

Challenge (a decision);
She appealed the verdict
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Appeal

Cite as an authority; resort to;
He invoked the law that would save him
I appealed to the law of 1900
She invoked an ancient law
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