Tales meaning

tālz, tālēz
The writ allowing for a summons of jurors.
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People summoned to fill jury vacancies when the regular panel has become deficient in number, as by challenge.
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The writ that summons them.
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Plural form of tale.
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(law) A person available to fill vacancies in a jury.
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(law) A book or register of people available to fill jury vacancies.
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(law) A writ to summon people to court to fill vacancies in a jury.
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Origin of tales

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin tālēs dē circumstantibus such (persons) from those standing about (a phrase used in the writ) from Latin pl. of tālis such to- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin plural of talis (“such (persons)”)

    From Wiktionary

  • See tale

    From Wiktionary