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empanel

[em-pan-l]
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verb (used with object), em·pan·eled, em·pan·el·ing or (especially British) em·pan·elled, em·pan·el·ling.
  1. impanel.
Related formsun·em·pan·eled, adjectiveun·em·pan·elled, adjective
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  • One would have nothing more difficult to do than empanel a jury, convict and swing off the Tomcat.

    The Sunset Trail

    Alfred Henry Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for empanel

empanel

impanel

verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr) law
  1. to enter on a list (names of persons to be summoned for jury service)
  2. to select (a jury) from the names on such a list
Derived Formsempanelment or impanelment, noun
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Word Origin and History for empanel

v.

late 15c., from Anglo-French empaneller, Old French empaneller; see en- (1) + panel (n.).

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