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.
from Latin tales (de circumstantibus) 'such (of the bystanders)', the first words of the writ.
Definition of tales in:
- The US English dictionary