Talesman Tales"man, n.; pl. {Talesmen}. (Law) A person called to make up a deficiency in the number of jurors when a tales is awarded. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • talesman — tales·man / tālz mən, tā lēz / n pl tales·men / mən/: a person summoned as one of the tales added to a jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. talesman …   Law dictionary

  • talesman — (n.) reserve member of a jury, 1670s, from tales writ ordering bystanders to serve (late 15c.), via Anglo Fr. (mid 13c.), from L. tales (in tales de circumstantibus such persons from those standing about, a clause featured in such a writ), noun… …   Etymology dictionary

  • talesman — [tālz′mən, tā′lēzmən] n. pl. talesmen [tālz′mən, tā′lēzmən] a person summoned as one of the TALES …   English World dictionary

  • talesman — s ( nen, talesmän, best. pl. talesmännen) representant, förespråkare …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • talesman — noun Etymology: Middle English tales talesmen, from Medieval Latin tales de circumstantibus such (persons) of the bystanders; from the wording of the writ summoning them Date: 1679 1. a person added to a jury usually from among bystanders to make …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • talesman — /taylz meuhn, tay leez meuhn/, n., pl. talesmen. a person summoned as one of the tales. [1670 80; TALES + MAN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • talesman — noun a) The author or relater of a tale; storyteller; a speaker of tales (male). b) Someone summoned to a jury when a tales is awarded, to make up numbers …   Wiktionary

  • talesman — ta·les·man || teɪlzmÉ™n / lɪːz n. replacement juror (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • talesman — [ teɪli:zmən, teɪlz ] noun (plural talesmen) Law a person summoned by a tales …   English new terms dictionary

  • talesman — tales·man …   English syllables

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