In posse

Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to In posse: posse comitatus

IN POSSE. In possibility; not in actual existence; used in contradistinction to in esse.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
1813) (holding that sheriff can order a person to perform a posse task, and can then leave the person's presence; persons in posse service have the same civil immunities as the sheriff); Stephen, supra note 161, at 29.
Leaders and thinkers of the 1880s were marked by a high degree of optimism, which is captured in Posse's novel.
In Der Zauberberg Settembrini's triumphalism is counterbalanced by a more troubled vision of humanity that also resurfaces in Posse's critique of progress in El inquietante dia.
In Posse's novel, this selfish act is portrayed as an existential rebellion against modern society and its repressive structures.