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posse

noun arm of the law, armed band, band, band of armed men, band of men armed with legal authority, body of men armed with legal process, body of men summoned by a sheriff, civilian police, custodians of the law, detachment of police, detail, force armed with legal authority, group of deputies, group of persons organized with legal authorization, law enforcement body
See also: possibility

POSSE. This word is used substantively to signify a possibility. For example, such a thing is in posse, that is, such a thing may possibly be; when the thing is in being, the phrase to express it is, in esse. (q.v.)

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The posse comitatus power does not belong exclusively to sheriffs, but the power was originally created for them, and they remain its most frequent users.
Current posse members already are used to bolster the sheriff's office force by providing police protection at malls during the holidays, directing traffic and transporting people to jail.
Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff," enlisted Seagal's help to train the Maricopa County posse members at a school in Fountain Hills on how to use guns to protect students during shooting incidents.
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.
You make friends in school, you make great friends, but Posse is a family," Firoz said.
Mobile Posse enables advertisers, content providers, and wireless carriers to proactively reach more than 8 million consumers through the prime real-estate on the mobile phone.
And that revenue, say US authorities, is a pittance compared to the money that drug trafficking earns the Shower Posse (named for the hail of bullets it's famous for showering on rivals).
In posse mode, players work together with up to three friends in pursuit of a combined high score, while in rebel mode they work independently from up to four bounty hunters for individual high scores.
The Posse Comitatus Act, passed in 1878, in response to abuses by federal troops during Reconstruction after the Civil War, forbade the president's use of U.
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.