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
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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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