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plaintiff in error


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Noun plaintiff in error has 1 sense
  1. appellant, plaintiff in error - the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
    --1 is a kind of litigant, litigator

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Plaintiff in Error


A plaintiff in error is a party who initiates an appeal to a higher court in a legal case. This term is primarily used in the context of the appellate process where the party who lost in a lower court seeks to have the decision overturned or modified.


  1. Legal Sense: A party who files an appeal to a higher court in order to challenge a lower court's decision.


A plaintiff in error can be an individual, a company, or any other entity that is dissatisfied with a court's ruling and seeks to have it reviewed by a higher court.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The plaintiff in error argued that the lower court had misinterpreted the law and therefore, sought to have their case heard by an appeals court.
  2. After losing the trial, the plaintiff in error decided to take their case to the Supreme Court.

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