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

First Known Use of talesman

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for talesman

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

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talesman

noun
tales·man | \ˈtālz-mən, ˈtā-lēz- \
plural talesmen\-mən \

Legal Definition of talesman 

: a person summoned as one of the tales added to a jury

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