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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.
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Related formsun·em·pan·eled, adjectiveun·em·pan·elled, adjective
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Historical Examples of empaneled

  • He empaneled a new jury every time, and then proceeded cautiously and deliberately in each case.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly

    Charles Heber Clark

  • And so we were all discharged without retaining the three who voted to find a true bill, and a new jury was empaneled.

  • Since this jury was empaneled you have had the collapse of one of the greatest powers of modern times.

    The Everett massacre

    Walker C. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for empaneled



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
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Derived Formsempanelment or impanelment, noun
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Word Origin and History for empaneled



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

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