- a person summoned as one of the tales.
Origin of talesman
Examples from the Web for talesman
Historical Examples of talesman
The talesman, of course, inevitably replied in the negative.Courts and Criminals
The talesman in question was John Martin Kelly, a real estate salesman.'The System,' as uncovered by the San Francisco Graft Prosecution
Not a talesman in the length and breadth of Brabant County who could swear truthfully that he had formed no opinion on the case.Mrs. Balfame
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Word Origin and History for talesman
"reserve member of a jury," 1670s, from tales "writ ordering bystanders to serve" (late 15c.), via Anglo-French (mid-13c.), from Latin tales (in tales de circumstantibus "such persons from those standing about," a clause featured in such a writ), noun use of plural of talis "such" (see that).