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posse

1. US short for posse comitatus, 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 possibility (esp in the phrase in posse)
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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.
As the Lakeman's bare head was just level with the planks, the Captain and his posse leaped the barricade, and rapidly drawing over the slide of the scuttle, planted their group of hands upon it, and loudly called for the steward to bring the heavy brass padlock, belonging to the companion-way.
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.
During the preceding night he had noted the campfires of several posses.
It's the cause of much suffering, but it's a consolation to know I posses it, when I wake up in the night.
Freely was seized with an irrepressible ambition to posses Mrs.
I have been so happy to posses you, and now am so wretched as to be forced to fly from you.
Hood's path to Vassar was also exceptional in that he was one of 10 students in Vassar's first cohort of veterans brought to the college through the Posse Foundation.
The sheriffs posse comitatus authority to call forth armed citizens to aid law enforcement is deeply rooted in the Anglo-American legal system, originating no later than the ninth century.
Mountain Khakis rewards sales associates participating in POSSE by giving them "punches" on a card for every MK bag or apparel item sold.
Their alternative suggestions include Octo Posse, so we doubt if they are to be taken all that seriously.
Posse is backed by investors of the calibre of Lars Rasmussen (Google Maps founder), Bill Tai (Twitter via Tweekdeck), Simon Rothman (eBay), Tim Wood (the founder of ihug) as well as superannuation fund MLC.