Appellee Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Appellee.

Appellee (noun)

An appellee is the person or entity that is not appealing the decision, but rather, is defending it. If a case is appealed to a higher court, the appellee is the one who the appeal is made against. This person or group has won the original decision in a lower court, which the opposing side (the appellant) is challenging in higher court.