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TALES Definition & Legal Meaning

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Lat Such; such men. When, by means of challenges or any other cause, a sufficient number of unexceptionable jurors does not appear at the trial, either party may pray a “tales,” as it is termed; that Is, a supply of such men as are summoned on the first panel in order to make up the deficiency. Brown. See State v. McCrystol, 43 La. Ann. 907, 9 South. 922; Bailroad Co. v. Mask, 04 Miss. 738, 2 South. 300.


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