Ta·les n. Law (a) pl. Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such as, the latter. --Blount. --Blackstone. (b) syntactically sing. The writ by which such persons are summoned.
Tales book, a book containing the names of such as are admitted of the tales. --Blount. --Craig. -- Tales de circumstantibus , such, or the like, from those standing about.