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.
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.
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