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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. All the steps of ascertaining who shall be the proper jurors to sit in the trial of a particular case up to the final formation.

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v. to select and install a jury. (See: impaneling, jury)

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TO IMPANEL, practice. The writing the names of a jury on a schedule, by the sheriff or other officer lawfully authorized.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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On December 20, the firm wrote to the seed manager, Nafed, that despite completing all formalities it had not been issued empanelment letter.
" Empanelment should be considered not as a reflection of the intrinsic merit or otherwise of an officer but the suitability of an officer to occupy senior levels in the central government," the guidelines say.
Likewise, another officer, in the/p><p>view of background and experience, may be considered more suitable for central government posts." The empanelment process is slated to be linked directly to the annual confidential reports ( ACRs) of officers who want to serve as joint secretaries.