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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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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 posse comitatus power thrives in the twenty-first century United States.
A Licence to Operate (LOP) for the Posse project was granted by the Minas Gerais state environmental council, COPAM, late in 2012, allowing Crusader to begin operations at an annual rate of 300,000 tonnes of run of mine ore using simple, dry beneficiation.
Teachers, principals and community leaders will get to nominate students to become members of the city's inaugural "posses" - groups of students from large, urban districts organized by the Posse Foundation, which sends them to elite colleges and universities as a unit to serve as a pre-established peer support network.
At Galway, his treble came from eight runners, the winners being One Fine Morning (4-1), trained by Ronald O'Leary, L'Ami (8-1, Enda Bolger), and Head Of The Posse (6-4, John Kiely).
His son took over, turning the Posse into a farther-reaching and more violent cartel that traffics cocaine and marijuana all along the US Eastern seaboard and even to Alaska.
The Post article notes there are some critics who worry that the new move may "possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military's role in domestic law enforcement.
The posse members -- with 11 horses, some sporting Santa hats, reindeer antlers and bells -- are ambassadors with badges.
For Bial, it inspired her to start the Posse Foundation, a New York-based organization that has helped hundreds of students get into college.
First, the posse is large-sized, heavily tattooed, and located in Hawaii, the island associated with peace and not crime.
As one of the three range masters for the Posse, I hold training every month for the members in my region.
Outrider also provides contractors and the public at large access to the POSSE database through the Internet (http://developdallas.