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The person presenting a petition to a court or other body in order to institute an equity hearing or to appeal from a judgment. The opponent in such a proceeding is known as the respondent.
(Law) A person who sues in court; a plaintiff; a petitioner.
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
Of or relating to the review of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.
(Law) A party who appeals the decision of a lower court.
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