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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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Once he was nominated to attend the University of Wisconsin as a Posse Scholar, Gladden still had to apply and be admitted.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 authorized federal marshals to summon posses.
Tamkinat Firoz, who graduated from Bryn Mawr as part of a posse from Boston, said the students should be prepared for a life-changing experience.
Sergio and 10 members of the Val Verde Youth Activity League spent last Saturday morning at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic learning how to care for and ride horses as part of a pilot program organized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Mounted Posse.
For Bial, it inspired her to start the Posse Foundation, a New York-based organization that has helped hundreds of students get into college.
Named by Robert Miles, a Michigan Klan figure and now chaplain of the Aryan Nations, this "fifth era" is the present, a time in which Klan activity has given way to other white supremacist hate groups, such as the skinheads, neo-Nazis, and far right militant and "religious" groups that include Posse Comitatus, Aryan Nations, Christian Identity, and the Church of Jesus Christ Christian--a loose network including Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and even the Unabomber.
Mobile Posse, the leading provider of mobile homescreen messaging, today released details from its "New Handset Owner Research Panel".
New partners Davidson College, Georgetown University and Smith College will recruit STEM Posses from Miami, Houston and New York, respectively.
Carvalho, the Posse Foundation began recruiting in South Florida.
Clarissa forgot all about the jolly old man for a few minutes so she could pet one of the horses in the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station's reserve and volunteer posse.
Working with 38 partner institutions, the Foundation extends these students four-year, full-tuition college scholarships and the opportunity to pursue their college education in supportive, multicultural teams - known as Posses - of 10 students each.