appeal (n.)
accusation, charge of treason
AC III.v.10 [Eros to Enobarbus, of Caesar and Lepidus] upon his own appeal, seizes him
R2 I.i.4 [King Richard to John of Gaunt] Here to make good the boisterous late appeal ... / Against the Duke of Norfolk
R2 IV.i.45 [Percy to Aumerle, of Fitzwater] His honour is as true / In this appeal as thou art all unjust
R2 IV.i.79 [Fitzwater to all] Aumerle is guilty of my true appeal