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

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

  • No attention was paid to his complaint, and the jury was empanelled.

  • After they had tried several others, they called me to the bar, and empanelled a jury.

    George Fox

    George Fox

  • A jury was empanelled—fifteen men, as required by the law of Scotland.

  • I empanelled to-day the first jury ever summoned in California.

    The Life of Bret Harte

    Henry Childs Merwin

  • Accordingly he took his seat on the bench and a special jury was empanelled.

British Dictionary definitions for empanelled



verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr) law

to enter on a list (names of persons to be summoned for jury service)
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 empanelled



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

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