impanel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v impanel select from a list "empanel prospective jurors"
    • v impanel enter into a list of prospective jurors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Impanel To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impanel To write or enter in a list or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; specifically, to make a list of; form, complete, or enroll, as a body of persons to be called as jurors in a court of justice.
    • impanel More loosely, of a jury, to draw or select from the panel and swear in.
    • impanel To decorate or fit with panels: as, a house impaneled with oak.
    • impanel To place as a panel in a wall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Impanel to enter the names of a jury on a panel
    • Impanel . See Empanel.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, in + panel,. Cf. Empanel

Usage

In literature:

A jury of matrons was impanelled, and made an examination of the lady appellant.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
At six o'clock that evening a jury was impaneled, and two hours later its verdict was reported.
"The Fifth String, The Conspirators" by John Philip Sousa
The business of impaneling a jury was a rather simple thing so far as this court was concerned.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
A jury was impanelled, the deserter tried for his life, found guilty, and condemned to death.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
The rosy-faced commissioner is in his seat, a very good-natured jury is impanelled, and the feeble old man is again brought into court.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Never was such an infamous gang impanelled.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Judges there were, who travelled on circuits, and who impanelled twelve respectable jurors, sworn to give just verdicts.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
When the work of impaneling the jury was begun, old Conkwright was there with his challenges.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
At six o'clock that evening a jury was impaneled, and two hours later its verdict was reported.
"The Fifth String" by John Philip Sousa
The coroner hastily impaneled a jury, consisting wholly of Pattmore's personal and political friends.
"The Somnambulist and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
The jury were at length impanelled, and the trial began.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
When this grand jury was impaneled and charged, such a note also reached each of its members.
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
The jury was very soon impaneled, for in that day entire ignorance of the matter in hand was not thought indispensable to a wise decision.
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
He was, of course, arrested, and a jury to try him was impanelled on the spot.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
Another jury, a jury of the barony, was impaneled.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine
A jury was impaneled and by consent of all parties a (sham) verdict was rendered declaring him sane.
"Medical experts: Investigation of Insanity by Juries" by W. S. Thorne
And scarcely could a jury have been impaneled in Canyon Pass that would have convicted the ruffian.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
The suit was called and a jury impanelled.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2) The True Story of a Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
The charge against the prisoner was read and the tedious task of impaneling the jury began.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
They were accordingly impaneled, with the necessary number, and listened to the evidence.
"The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV" by Various
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In news:

Prosecutors Are Poised to Impanel AIG Grand Jury.
DALLAS {AP}— Attorneys today will begin the arduous process of impaneling a jury for the capital murder trial of George Rivas, the ringleader of a gang of escaped inmates charged with killing an Irving police officer.
A legislative group impaneled to find ways to shore up Kentucky's public pension plans is recommending repeal of built-in cost-of-living increases for government retirees.
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