Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To make a list of those who have been selected for jury duty. See 35 Fla. 210, 17 South. 225.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In English practice. To impanel a jury signifies the entering by the sheriff upon a piece of parchment, termed a "panel," the names of the jurors who have bcen summoned to appear in court on a certain day to form a jury of the country to hear such matters as may be brought before them. Brown. In American practice. Besides the meaning above given, "impanel" signifies the act of the clerk of the court.in making up a list of the jurors who have been selected for the trial of a particular cause. Impaneling has nothing to do with drawing, selecting, or swearing jurors, but means simply making the list of those who have been selected. Porter v. People, 7 How. Prae. (N. Y.)