Definition of impanel
: to enroll in or on a panel impanel a jury
Recent Examples of impanel from the Web
The probe was disclosed in open court by a lawyer representing a witness who was summoned to appear before a grand jury impaneled to review the evidence.
After Ms. Danner’s death, the Bronx district attorney, Darcel D. Clark, asked the state to impanel a special grand jury to hear evidence in the case.
Yet despite the FBI’s forensic evidence of murder and attempted murder, a Lake County judge refused to impanel a grand jury, and a U.S. Attorney in Tampa was unmoved to investigate the sheriff.
While some other 9th Circuit judges have said the president’s order is on sound legal ground, they were not impaneled on either case.
Police also considered Lowe a suspect in Aaroné’s death — her body was never found — but Lowe died in May 2006 of heart problems, about a week after a grand jury was impaneled and a year before Thompson was indicted.
On Wallace’s second day of freedom, the state impanelled a grand jury, which reindicted him for Miller’s murder.
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First Known Use of impanel
IMPANEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impanel for English Language Learners
law : to choose people to serve on a jury
Legal Definition of impanel
: to form (a jury) especially by summoning and selecting the members; specifically : to enroll (a list of selected jurors) in a court — compare array
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