Definition of Talesman

1. n. A person called to make up a deficiency in the number of jurors when a tales is awarded.



Definition of Talesman

1. Noun. (rare) The author or relater of a tale; storyteller; a speaker of tales (male). ¹

2. Noun. (legal) Someone summoned to a jury when a tales is awarded, to make up numbers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Talesman

1. a person summoned to fill a vacancy on a jury [n TALESMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Talesman

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talent
talent-spotter
talent-spotters
talent agent
talent management
talent scout
talented
talentless
talentlessly
talentlessness
talents
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talers
tales
talesman (current term)
talesmen
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taliation
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talinums
talion
talion dread
talionic
talions

Literary usage of Talesman

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1. An Essay on New Trials by David Graham (1834)
"And it has been held, that if one of the regular panel be challenged and set aside, and afterwards be sworn upon the jury as a talesman, especially if the ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1894)
"—A talesman is a juror summoned to fill up a panel, for the trial of a particular cause.1 TALLAGE—(See also TAXATION).—Is a general word and in* eludes all ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of New Trials in Cases Civil and Criminal by David Graham, Thomas Whitney Waterman (1855)
"Where a juror has been challenged and set aside, and afterwards sworn as a talesman. And it has been held, that if one of the regular panel be challenged ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1840)
"... the family of his lamented friend, by assisting the husband of his niece, who, gentle reader, was no less a personage than the eon of THE talesman. c. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Hiram H. Little, a talesman, was then called, and being sworn on his noire dire in ... In the second exception it appears that Nim- rod Little, a talesman, ..."

6. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"TALE, talesman, a person called upon to serve on a jury. In the absence of a cum- moned juryman. TALI, a name in the Eastern archipelago, lor the treble ..."

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