in posse


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Related to in posse: posse comitatus
See: colorable, plausible

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

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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.
The information is available in POSSE at the end user's desk.