Appeal - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Appeal[ 1,,G1941, epikaleo ]
to call upon," has the meaning "appeal" in the Middle Voice, which carries with it the suggestion of a special interest on the part of the doer of an action in that in which he is engaged. Stephen died "calling upon the Lord," Acts 7:59. In the more strictly legal sense the word is used only of Paul's "appeal" to Caesar, Acts 25:11-Acts 25:12, Acts 25:21, Acts 25:25; Acts 26:32; Acts 28:19. See CALL (upon), SURNAME. See also eperotema, under ANSWER.