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[em-pan-l] /ɛmˈpæn l/
verb (used with object), empaneled, empaneling or (especially British) empanelled, empanelling.
Related forms
unempaneled, adjective
unempanelled, adjective Unabridged
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  • Pregnancy was pleaded, and a jury of matrons were empanelled, who returned a verdict adverse to the prisoner.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • After they had tried several others, they called me to the bar, and empanelled a jury.

    George Fox George Fox
  • His accusation being read, his proctor answering for him, as if himself had been alive, the inquest was empanelled.

  • Accordingly he took his seat on the bench and a special jury was empanelled.

  • Upon the morning of Dic's arraignment he was brought into court and the jury was empanelled.

  • The first jury of the alcaldean court was empanelled in September, 1846.

    In the Footprints of the Padres Charles Warren Stoddard
  • The empanelled walls were white, with here a gilt mirror, flanked on either side by a girandole in ormolu.

    The Lion's Skin Rafael Sabatini
  • On the day the jury was empanelled, the prisoner and every one else knew what it was to be.

British Dictionary definitions for empanelled


verb (transitive) (law) -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
to enter on a list (names of persons to be summoned for jury service)
to select (a jury) from the names on such a list
Derived Forms
empanelment, impanelment, noun
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Word Origin and History for empanelled



late 15c., from Anglo-French empaneller, Old French empaneller; see en- (1) + panel (n.).

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