Appeal Court bid


Senior Member
Hi friends!

Here is the text:
“The foreign secretary has lost an Appeal Court bid to stop the disclosure of secret information relating to the alleged torture of a UK resident.


What’s the precise meaning of "Appeal Court bid" in this context?

Thanks a lot in advance!
  • Szkot

    Senior Member
    UK English
    He has asked the Appeal Court (a higher court) to overrule a decision made by a lower court, which said that the secret information should be disclosed.

    Bid is often used by journalists to mean attempt, either as a noun or a verb.
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