Talesman


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Talesman

An individual called to act as a juror from among the bystanders in a court.

A talesman refers to a person who is summoned as an additional juror to make up for a deficiency in a jury panel.

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The critical response to his travelogue pronouncements are characterized by a clear cultural cleavage: Anglo-American critics celebrate him as the uncompromising truth-teller, a "manager of stories," and "a travelling talesman"; third-world critics label him as "V.S.