impanel

verb
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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Recent Examples on the Web Durham’s inquiry expanded from an administrative review to a criminal investigation last year, allowing his team the power to impanel a grand jury and hand down indictments. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Russian 'dirt' warning that spurred Crossfire Hurricane was relayed to US without Australian government’s permission: Book," 20 Apr. 2020 The review upgraded into a criminal investigation in the fall, giving the prosecutor the power to impanel a grand jury and hand down indictments, and is expected to wrap up sometime in the summer. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, "Durham risks media framing charges as 'Trump campaign stunt,' McCarthy says," 12 Apr. 2020 The review upgraded into a criminal investigation in the fall, allowing Durham the power to impanel a grand jury and hand down indictments. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Barr says John Durham’s Russia investigation persists during coronavirus outbreak," 23 Mar. 2020 Once a grand jury is impaneled, only the group of 12 will meet on either Monday, Wednesday and Friday or on Tuesday and Thursday. Dallas News, "Dallas’ criminal justice community worries about impact of canceled jury trials, jail population," 18 Mar. 2020 The review upgraded into a criminal investigation in the fall, allowing Durham the power to impanel a grand jury and hand down indictments. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Closer to September? End to John Durham's investigation could be delayed by coronavirus," 17 Mar. 2020 That includes the power to compel testimony from witnesses and to impanel a grand jury to consider criminal charges. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Dueling investigations? Days before inspector general's report on FBI's Russia investigation, Trump promotes AG probe," 5 Dec. 2019 The Times reported that the change in status gives Durham the power to subpoena witness testimony and documents, to impanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges. NBC News, "Justice Department review of Russia probe turns into criminal investigation," 26 Oct. 2019 The move gives the prosecutor running it, John Durham, the power to subpoena witness testimony and documents, to impanel a grand jury, and to file criminal charges. BostonGlobe.com, "WASHINGTON — For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and as illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Trump’s own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began.," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of impanel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Impanel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/impanel. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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impanel

verb
How to pronounce impanel (audio)

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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