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pos·se

 (pŏs′ē)
n.
1. A group of civilians called upon by a sheriff or other law enforcement official to assist temporarily in preserving the peace or pursuing and arresting a fugitive. Also called posse comitatus.
2. A search party.
3. A gang involved in crimes such as running guns and illegal narcotics trafficking.
4. Slang A group of friends or associates.

[Short for posse comitatus.]

posse

(ˈpɒsɪ)
n
1. (Law) Also called: posse comitatus US the able-bodied men of a district assembled together and forming a group upon whom the sheriff may call for assistance in maintaining law and order
2. (Law) law possibility (esp in the phrase in posse)
3. slang a Jamaican street gang in the US
4. informal a group of friends or associates
[C16: from Medieval Latin (n): power, strength, from Latin (vb): to be able, have power]

pos•se

(ˈpɒs i)

n.
1. a body of persons given legal authority to assist a peace officer esp. in an emergency.
2. a body of persons summoned for the purpose of making a search.
3. Slang. a group of friends or associates: a posse of drug dealers.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin posse (comitātūs) power (of the county), n. use of Latin infinitive: to be able, have power; compare potent1]

Posse

 a company or force with legal authority; a strong band of persons, animals, etc.
Examples: posse of articles (literary), 1728; of constables, 1753; of enthusiasts; of hell, 1645; of mechanisation, 1797; of silent people, 1872; of policemen, 1884; of the rabble, 1678; of ranters; of sheriffs; of cock turkeys, 1841; of silly women.

posse

A group of citizens summoned by a sheriff to help in maintaining law and order.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posse - a temporary police force
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
posseman - an able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse
Translations
policejní oddíl
eftersøgningshold
galeri
liî lögreglumanna; leitarflokkur
policijos būrys
policistu vienība
policajný oddiel

posse

[ˈpɒsɪ] N (esp US) → pelotón m

posse

[ˈpɒsi] n (US)détachement m

posse

n (US: = sheriff’s posse) → Aufgebot nt; (fig)Gruppe f, → Schar f; (of youths, criminals) → Gang f, → Bande f; posse of searchersSuchtrupp m

posse

[ˈpɒsɪ] n (Am) → gruppo armato di volontari

posse

(ˈposi) noun
(especially American) a number of policemen who go out together to find a criminal etc.
References in classic literature ?
In order to cast an odium upon the power of calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, it has been remarked that there is nowhere any provision in the proposed Constitution for calling out the POSSE COMITATUS, to assist the magistrate in the execution of his duty, whence it has been inferred, that military force was intended to be his only auxiliary.
That will do me great honor," said the leader of the posse, "and I accept thankfully.
The leader of the posse would perhaps have doubted the sincerity of D'Artagnan if the wine had been bad; but the wine was good, and he was convinced.
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.
So it happened, when the posses had begun to penetrate the mountain, and when the man was compelled to make a daylight dash down into the Valley of the Moon to cross over to the mountain fastnesses that lay between it and Napa Valley, that Harley Kennan rode out on the hot-blooded colt he was training.
While he was laid up from his injury, Hood saw a call to apply to Vassar College through the Posse Veterans Foundation on a website for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The posse comitatus can be traced back at least as far as the reign of Alfred the Great in ninth-century England.
To participate in the POSSE incentive program, email sales@ mountainkhakis.
The Posse platform launched in March 2013 and already more than 35,000 merchants around the world have signed up, including 7,000 stores in New Zealand.
I am here to try to teach the posse firearms and martial arts to try to help them learn how to respond quicker and help protect our children," Seagal said.
The Posse project is located within Brazil s famous Iron Quadrilateral region which is home to numerous iron ore mines as well as pig iron and steel smelting operations, providing a strong local market for Posse s products.
Ant's voice remains rich and tuneful, and the posse delivers a tight set.