Definition of tales in English:

tales

Syllabification: tales
Pronunciation: /tālz, ˈtālēz
 
/

noun

Law
  • A writ for summoning substitute jurors when the original jury has become deficient in number.
    More example sentences
    • And if in such case there should be a want of jurors, an Habeas Corpora with a Tales may, said the Court, possibly issue; but no Tales can be granted upon a commission of Gaol Delivery.

Origin

from Latin tales (de circumstantibus) 'such (of the bystanders)', the first words of the writ.

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