The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tales \Ta"les\ (t[=a]"l[=e]z), n. [L., pl. of talis such
(a) pl. Persons added to a jury, commonly from those in or
about the courthouse, to make up any deficiency in the
number of jurors regularly summoned, being like, or such
as, the latter. --Blount. --Blackstone.
(b) syntactically sing. The writ by which such persons are
Tales book, a book containing the names of such as are
admitted of the tales. --Blount. --Craig.
Tales de circumstantibus [L.], such, or the like, from
those standing about.
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):
Template Attribute Language Expression Syntax (TAL, METAL, ZOPE)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
TALES, Eng. law. The name of a book kept in the king's bench office, of such
jurymen as were of the tales. See Tales de circumstantibus.