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talesman

noun tales·man \ˈtālz-mən, ˈtā-lēz-\

Definition of TALESMAN

1
:  a person added to a jury usually from among bystanders to make up a deficiency in the available number of jurors
2
:  a member of a large pool of persons called for jury duty from which jurors are selected
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Origin of TALESMAN

Middle English tales talesmen, from Medieval Latin tales de circumstantibus such (persons) of the bystanders; from the wording of the writ summoning them
First Known Use: 1679

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