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 for Panel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Panel \Pan"el\, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F.
     panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall,
     side. See 2d Pane.]
     1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded
        or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Law)
        (a) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the
            names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff;
            hence, more generally, the whole group of persons
            summoned on a particular day, from whom a jury is to
            be selected; also, the jury selected from that group.
        (b) (Scots Law) A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar
            of a criminal court. --Burrill.
            [1913 Webster]
     3. Hence: Any group of persons selected to judge a contest,
        conduct a discussion, serve as advisers, or participate in
        any group activity in which they will provide information
        or make judgments.
     4. Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a
        soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Joinery) A board having its edges inserted in the groove
        of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. (Masonry) One of the faces of a hewn stone. --Gwilt.
        [1913 Webster]
     7. (Painting) A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of
        canvas, a picture is painted.
        [1913 Webster]
     8. (Mining)
        (a) A heap of dressed ore.
        (b) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size,
            into which a mine is laid off in one system of
            extracting coal.
            [1913 Webster]
     9. (Dressmaking) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or
        plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a
        dress, for ornament.
        [1913 Webster]
     10. A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or
         struts, as in a bridge truss.
         [1913 Webster]
     11. (A["e]ronautics) A segment of an a["e]roplane wing. In a
         biplane the outer panel extends from the wing tip to the
         next row of posts, and is trussed by oblique stay wires.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Panel game, a method of stealing money in a panel house.
     Panel house, a house of prostitution in which the rooms
        have secret entrances to facilitate theft from customers
        by accomplices of the inmates.
     Panel saw, handsaw with fine teeth, -- used for cutting out
        panels, etc.
     Panel thief, one who robs in a panel house.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Panel \Pan"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paneledor Panelled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Paneling or Panelling.]
     To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
     [1913 Webster]
     Paneled back (Arch.), the paneled work covering the window
        back. See Window back.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular)
           section or component of something
      2: a committee appointed to judge a competition [syn: jury,
      3: (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom
         a jury will be chosen) [syn: panel, venire]
      4: a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan
         or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
      5: a soft pad placed under a saddle
      6: a piece of cloth that is generally triangular or tapering;
         used in making garments or umbrellas or sails [syn: gore,
      7: (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical
         user interface that appears in order to request information
         from the user; after the information has been provided the
         user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel' [syn: dialog
         box, panel]
      8: electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that
         contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other
         electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel";
         "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree" [syn:
         control panel, instrument panel, control board,
         board, panel]
      v 1: decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"
      2: select from a list; "empanel prospective jurors" [syn:
         empanel, impanel, panel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  153 Moby Thesaurus words for "panel":
     accessory, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, ball,
     barrier, blue-ribbon jury, brattice, brawl, buffer, buffer state,
     bulkhead, bumper, caucus, cloison, coat, coating, collision mat,
     collop, colloquium, commission, committee, conclave, concourse,
     congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation,
     council, country, covering, cushion, cut, dance, date, deal,
     defendant, diaphragm, diet, discussion group, disk, dissepiment,
     divide, dividing line, dividing wall, division, eisteddfod,
     fence off, fender, festivity, fete, feuille, film, flap, foil,
     fold, forgathering, forum, gathering, get-together, grand jury,
     housewarming, hung jury, impanel, impanel a jury, inquest,
     interseptum, jury, jury list, jury of inquest, jury of matrons,
     jury panel, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap,
     leaf, levee, litigant, litigationist, litigator, mat, meet,
     meeting, membrane, midriff, midsection, open forum, pad, pane,
     paries, parties litigant, partition, party, party wall, patina,
     peel, pellicle, petit jury, plaintiff, plait, plank, plate,
     plating, plenum, ply, plywood, police jury, prom, property line,
     quorum, rally, rasher, reception, rendezvous, round table,
     safety glass, scum, seance, separate, separation, septulum, septum,
     session, sessions, set apart, sheet, shindig, shock pad, sit-in,
     sitting, skin, slab, slat, slice, soiree, special jury, suitor,
     symposium, synod, table, tablet, trial jury, turnout, veneer,
     venire, wafer, wall, wall off, witness

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PANEL, practice. A schedule or roll containing the names of jurors, summoned 
  by virtue of a writ of venire facias, and annexed to the writ. It is 
  returned into the court whence the venire issued. Co. Litt. 158, b. 

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