talesman

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noun tales·man \ˈtālz-mən, ˈtā-lēz-\

Definition of talesman

  1. 1 :  a person added to a jury usually from among bystanders to make up a deficiency in the available number of jurors

  2. 2 :  a member of a large pool of persons called for jury duty from which jurors are selected

Origin and Etymology 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


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talesman

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noun tales·man \ˈtālz-mən, ˈtā-lēz-\

Legal Definition of talesman

plural

talesmen

\-mən\
  1. :  a person summoned as one of the tales added to a jury

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