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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.’
From Latin tales (de circumstantibus) ‘such (of the bystanders)’, the first words of the writ.
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