from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Law To enroll (a jury) upon a panel or list.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To enrol (jurors), e.g. from a jury pool; to register (the names of jurors) on a "panel" or official list.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write or enter in a list or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; specifically, to make a list of; form, complete, or enroll, as a body of persons to be called as jurors in a court of justice.
- More loosely, of a jury, to draw or select from the panel and swear in.
- To decorate or fit with panels: as, a house impaneled with oak.
- To place as a panel in a wall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enter into a list of prospective jurors
- v. select from a list
Middle English empanellen, from Anglo-Norman empaneller : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + panel, piece of paper listing jurors, jury; see panel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman empaneller. (Wiktionary)