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The legal process to ask a higher court to review a decision in a lower court.  Customarily, the decision is not enforceable until the appeal is decided.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
appeal (noun)
a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court
a criminal accusation
a) an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision
b) an earnest plea - entreaty an appeal for help
c) an organized request for donations - the annual appeal
the power of arousing a sympathetic response - attraction movies had a great appeal for him
appeal (verb)
transitive verb
to charge with a crime - accuse
intransitive verb
to take proceedings to have (a lower court's decision) reviewed in a higher court
to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review
to call upon another for corroboration, vindication, or decision
to make an earnest request - appealed to them for help
to arouse a sympathetic response - that idea appeals to him
Appeal (Wikipedia)

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. Although appellate courts have existed for thousands of years, common law countries did not incorporate an affirmative right to appeal into their jurisprudence until the 19th century.

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