in posse


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Related to in posse: posse comitatus

in pos·se

 (ĭn pŏs′ē)
adv. & adj.
In potential but not in actuality.

[Medieval Latin : Latin in, in + Latin posse, to be able.]

in posse

(ɪn ˈpɒsɪ)
adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) possible; potential. Compare in esse
[Latin, literally: in possibility]

in posse

A Latin phrase meaning possible or potential.
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I took notes of his statements for Royal Society - in posse.
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Hatchard 1803) (also proposing a plan to train the population in posse service).