comitatus


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Related to comitatus: posse comitatus

comitatus

(ˌkɒmɪˈteɪtəs)
n
a retinue of warriors serving a leader, esp in pre-Christian Germanic cultures, such as Anglo-Saxon England and Viking Age Scandinavia
see posse1

Comitatus

 a body of companions; a retinue of warriors attached to a king or chieftain. See also posse comitatus.
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It being therefore evident that the supposition of a want of power to require the aid of the POSSE COMITATUS is entirely destitute of color, it will follow, that the conclusion which has been drawn from it, in its application to the authority of the federal government over the militia, is as uncandid as it is illogical.
A good deal was said about sending for the sheriff; some hints were given about calling out the posse comitatus to avenge the insulted laws; and many of the citizens were collected, deliberating how to proceed.
They are the standing army, and the militia, jailers, constables, posse comitatus, etc.
COMITATUS A Retinue of warriors B Roman law C Relieve from pain who am I?
Whereas America's Posse Comitatus Act specifically bans the U.
First, during all these events that involved either military cooperation or equipment, the Posse Comitatus Act must have been a topic of conversation.
We need comitatus clauses attached to many of the laws already on the books.
She focuses on the Rohirrim as Tolkien's approximation of Anglo-Saxon culture, an idea she expands on in Chapter Four: "The Role of the Lord, Comitatus, and Gift-Giving within the Mead Hall.
The great irony is that the pervasive presence of contractors doing military and governmental functions dissipates the Posse Comitatus concerns.
Areas of discussion include a brief history of domestic operations--including the authorizations and limitations of the Stafford Act--the Posse Comitatus Act, the Insurrection Act, and the commander's use of intelligence collection assets in DSCA operations, along with some examples.
The endowment of such a power to the president by the Congress is nothing less than a de facto legislative repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, the law forbidding the use of the military in domestic law enforcement.
Chronological chapters move from ShayAEs Rebellion through the Civil War era, Roosevelt and the New Deal, the Cold War period, the political and social changes of the 1960s-70s, the Common Law Court movement, the Posse Comitatus, the 1980s farm crisis, and Christian identity movements.

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