impanel

verb

im·​pan·​el im-ˈpa-nᵊl How to pronounce impanel (audio)
variants or empanel
impaneled or impanelled or empaneled or empanelled; impaneling or impanelling or empaneling or empanelling

transitive verb

: to enroll in or on a panel
impanel a jury

Examples of impanel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But they were moved to Harris County in 2017 after the then-presiding judge agreed that the prosecutors might struggle to impanel an impartial jury in Collin County, where Paxton lived and worked for decades. Lauren McGaughy, Dallas News, 14 June 2023 And in January, a few months after his prosecutors began revisiting the potential hush-money case, Mr. Bragg impaneled the grand jury that has now indicted Mr. Trump. Sean Piccoli, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2023 Should Willis seek to file criminal charges, the district attorney would have to impanel a regular grand jury that considers criminal cases — a move that could precede any publication of the grand jury report. Holly Bailey, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2023 Within days of the declination, a judge approved a request from Descano to impanel a special grand jury to probe the case, renewing the possibility that Shifflett could be charged. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 5 May 2023 See all Example Sentences for impanel 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of impanel was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Impanel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impanel. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

impanel

verb
im·​pan·​el
variants or empanel
im-ˈpan-ᵊl
impaneled or impanelled; impaneling or impanelling
: to enroll in or on a panel
impanel a jury

Legal Definition

impanel

transitive verb
im·​pan·​el
im-ˈpan-ᵊl
variants or empanel
im-, em-
impaneled or impanelled; impaneling or impanelling
: to form (a jury) especially by summoning and selecting the members
specifically : to enroll (a list of selected jurors) in a court compare array
impanelment noun

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