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 (tālz′mən, tā′lēz-)
n. Law
A member of a jury panel chosen from bystanders when a regularly summoned jury turns out to be insufficient in number for a scheduled trial.

[From tales, talesman, writ of tales.]
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n pl <-men> (Jur) → Ersatzgeschworene(r) mf
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References in periodicals archive ?
Grace Robinson, "Ruth's Eyes Halt Talesmen," New York Daily News, April 19, 1927.
These people, called talesmen, can be called off the sidewalk outside the courtroom door and put on the jury.