- people summoned to fill jury vacancies when the regular panel has become deficient in number, as by challenge
- the writ that summons them
Origin of talesMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin tales (de circumstantibus), such (of those standing about), phrase in writ summoning them ; from L, plural of talis, such: see that
- a. A talesman.b. A group of talesmen.
- The writ allowing for a summons of jurors.
Origin of talesMiddle English, from Medieval Latin tal&emacron;s d&emacron; circumstantibus, such (persons) from those standing about (a phrase used in the writ), from Latin, pl. of talis, such; see to- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of tale
From Latin plural of talis (“such (persons)”)