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IMPANEL Definition & Legal Meaning

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In English practice. Toimpanel a jury signifies the entering by the sheriff upon a piece of parchment, termed a”panel,” the names of the jurors who have been summoned to appear in court on acertain day to form a jury of the country to hear such matters as may be broughtbefore them. Brown.In American practice. Besides the meaning above given, “impanel” signifies the actof the clerk of the court in making up a list of the jurors who have been selected for thetrial of a particular cause.Impaneling has nothing to do with drawing, selecting, or swearing jurors, but meanssimply making the list of those who have been selected. Porter v. People, 7 How. Prac.(X. Y.) 441.


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