Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To add or include (a person's name) on a list of persons selected for jury duty.
  • transitive verb To select (a jury) for trial from such a list.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To enrol (jurors), e.g. from a jury pool; to register (the names of jurors) on a "panel" or official list.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb enter into a list of prospective jurors
  • verb select from a list

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English empanellen, from Anglo-Norman empaneller : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in–) + panel, piece of paper listing jurors, jury; see panel.]

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From Anglo-Norman empaneller.

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  • Hillary Clinton just used this in the New Hampshire Democratic Debate. "...that President Obama has impaneled."

    December 20, 2015