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tales  audio  (tlz, tlz) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. tales
  1. A group of people summoned to fill vacancies on a jury that has become deficient in number.
  2. The writ allowing for a summons of jurors.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Medieval Latin tls d circumstantibus, such (persons) from those standing about (a phrase used in the writ), from Latin, pl. of tlis, such; see to- in Indo-European roots


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