Federal Rules of Appellate Procedures (FRAP) Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure (FRAP) are a set of rules, promulgated by the Supreme Court of the United States to govern procedures in cases in the United States Courts of Appeals. The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure were originally adopted in 1967 and have been amended regularly since then. The rules are the guiding principles for cases presented to the U.S. appeals courts. The regulations are covered in seven titles and include 48 rules.