Talented

Tal"ent*ed

, a. Furnished with talents; possessing skill or talent; mentally gifted. Abp. Abbot (1663).
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This word has been strongly objected to by Coleridge and some other critics, but, as it would seem, upon not very good grounds, as the use of talent or talents to signify mental ability, although at first merely metaphorical, is now fully established, and talented, as a formative, is just as analogical and legitimate as gifted, bigoted, moneyed, landed, lilied, honeyed, and numerous other adjectives having a participal form, but derived directly from nouns and not from verbs.
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Ta"les

(?), n. [L., pl. of talis such (persons).] (Law) (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 summoned.
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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.
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