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Rule 2. Definitions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Appellate ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part I: General Provisions
Effective: January 1, 2022
Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (ARCAP), Rule 2
Rule 2. Definitions
Terms used in these Rules have the following meanings. A term defined in the singular includes the plural.
“Appellate clerk” means the clerk of an appellate court in which an appeal is pending.
“Appellate court” means the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals, Divisions One and Two.
“Appellant” is a party that commences an appeal. An appellant also may be a cross-appellee.
“Appellee” is a party that responds to an appeal. An appellee also may be a cross-appellant.
“Authorized transcriber” has the same meaning as set forth in Supreme Court Rule 30(a)(2).
“Decision” is a written disposition of an appeal, as provided in Rule 28. “Entry” of an appellate court decision or order occurs when it is filed by an appellate clerk.
“Judgment” is an appealable order. A judgment may be identified as a “judgment,” or it may be identified as an “order,” a “decree,” or by another term. “Entry” of a judgment occurs when it is filed by the superior court clerk.
“Motion” is a written request made by a party, other than in an appellate brief, for entry of a court order or for other relief.
“Person” is an individual, a business organization, or any other private or public entity.
“Stipulation” means a signed written agreement that parties file with a court.


Amended Sept. 2, 2014, effective Jan. 1, 2015; amended on an emergency basis, effective Sept. 30, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17B A. R. S. Civil Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 2, AZ ST CIV A P Rule 2
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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