[ em-pan-l ]

verb (used with object),em·pan·eled, em·pan·el·ing or (especially British) em·pan·elled, em·pan·el·ling.

Other words from empanel

  • un·em·pan·eled, adjective
  • un·em·pan·elled, adjective

Words Nearby empanel

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How to use empanel in a sentence

  • 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



/ (ɪmˈpænəl) /

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 forms of empanel

  • empanelment or impanelment, noun

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