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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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David Flores, a posse volunteer, said half of the parking fees will stay with the fair and the other half will help fund the Mounted Posse's operations.
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.
601, de 18 de setembro de 1850, e que mais vale para a garantia do futuro entregar o solo aos que a ele se tem fixado, aplicando a industria agricola, criadora ou extrativa a forca de seus bracos, cem vezes superior a do dinheiro, do que conserva-lo como tesouro esteril, criou atraves do Decreto Estadual n 410, de 08 de outubro de 1891, o titulo de posse com cultura efetiva e morada habitual, legitimando essas posses:
You make friends in school, you make great friends, but Posse is a family," Firoz said.
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.
But in the ghettos, where people drink salt water to fill empty bellies, the posses are the crucial link between the sufferers and the politicians.
Just in time for CES, Mobile Posse's New Handset Owner Research Program offers researchers access to the pulse of the new mobile handset owner in the world's biggest consumer electronics category: mobile handsets," said Greg Wester, executive vice president of Mobile Posse.
Once he was nominated to attend the University of Wisconsin as a Posse Scholar, Gladden still had to apply and be admitted.
Much applauded and decorated, Bial herself was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007; and in 2010, President Barack Obama named Posse one of 10 nonprofits with which he would share his Nobel Peace Prize money.
Castelo (2009) destaca que a diferenca entre estrategias e taticas das equipes de futebol devem ser mais bem exploradas e investigadas, possivelmente, via comparacoes de modelos de indicadores em diferentes contextos, como por exemplo, equipes representativas do possession football (manutencao da posse de bola) ou long direct play (jogo de passes longos).
An alleged one-time leader of the Minor Kilby Posse with the moniker "King David," Mr.