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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. At dawn, attempting to break forth down the south-western slopes of the mountain toward Petaluma, he had encountered not less than five separate detachments of dairy-ranchers all armed with Winchesters and shotguns.
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.
Em ambos os casos, seja na hipotese de conjuge superstite, seja na hipotese de morador em situacao "irregular" (isto e, de mera ocupacao), o direito a moradia e a funcao social da posse se impoem de igual maneira, determinando-se a aplicacao da seguranca juridica da posse em ambas as situacoes.
Essa analise so foi possivel a partir da Pesquisa de Amostra de Domicilios de Minas Gerais (pad mg) 2013 (fjp, 2014), que de forma inedita no Brasil, reuniu em um mesmo banco de dados questoes relativas a posse da terra e tambem quanto a seguranca publica numa perspectiva domiciliar.
Elise Moore is a Posse New Orleans scholar-an organization that provides tools and resources for outstanding, diverse young leaders to attend top colleges and universities-who recently joined the company as a full-time employee in substation design.
to 12 p.m., families residing at East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC) will shop for back-to-school clothing and materials at the Parkway Plaza Walmart with East County Posse's donations.
Since 1989, The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained more than 9,200 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.