Definition of tales in English:

tales

noun

Law
  • A writ for summoning substitute jurors when the original jury has become deficient in number.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

tales

/ˈteɪliːz/