Tales book
Tales Ta"les, n. [L., pl. of talis such (persons).] (Law) (a) pl. Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such as, the latter. --Blount. Blackstone. (b) syntactically sing. The writ by which such persons are summoned. [1913 Webster]

{Tales book}, a book containing the names of such as are admitted of the tales. --Blount. --Craig.

{Tales de circumstantibus} [L.], such, or the like, from those standing about. [1913 Webster]


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