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

Definition of impanel

transitive verb

: to enroll in or on a panel impanel a jury

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Examples of impanel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was impaneled as an alternate in an assault case, where the defendant was an African American man. John Horn, Los Angeles Times, "No one would hire Hollywood’s top comedy director. An exonerated football star changed that," 8 Aug. 2019 The grand jury was impaneled after the Justice Department's fraud unit started an investigation. Jef Feeley,, "J&J faces criminal investigation over baby powder’s potential cancer risks," 12 July 2019 Many more grand juries need to be impaneled and empowered to find and declare the truth. WSJ, "Civil Authority Must Deal With Bad Priests," 21 Aug. 2018 Well, Sean, hopefully it's being fixed with a grand jury being impaneled. Fox News, "Rudy Giuliani reacts to Paul Manafort's plea deal," 14 Sep. 2018 Called out by the judge In January, a jury was impaneled to hear the case against Timmons and Rainey. Mensah M. Dean,, "3 charged, none convicted: Why a North Philly murder remains unsolved," 29 May 2018 Another official source involved in the investigation claims that if a grand jury is impaneled, the INS will not be the only federal law enforcement agency presenting evidence. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "Valley of Death? The Rajneesh Cult Turns to Arms," 12 Apr. 2018 Boggs also served as a member of the Warren Commission, which was impaneled to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Mike Scott,, "A Louisiana political legend -- and the tragedy that killed him," 31 Mar. 2018 But O’Neill appeared certain that at least one facet of the case would remain the same – his ability to impanel a fair jury. Jeremy Roebuck,, "Bill Cosby's lawyers, fearing #MeToo backlash, fight to keep 19 other accusers out of court," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of impanel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of impanel

law : to choose people to serve on a jury
im·​pan·​el | \ im-ˈpan-ᵊl\
variants: or empanel \ im-​, em-​ \
impaneled or impanelled; impaneling or impanelling

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

Other Words from impanel

impanelment noun

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