Octo Tales

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Meaning of Octo tales

(Lat. eight such). If, when a trial at bar is called on, the number of jurors in attendance is too small, the trial must be adjourned, and a decern or octo tales awarded, according to the number deficient; as, at common law, namely, a writ to the sheriff to summon eight more such men as were originally summoned. 3 Bl. Comm. 364.


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Concept of “Octo Tales”

Traditional meaning of octo tales in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) Eight such; see DECEM TALES.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Octo Tales”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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