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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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It occurred to me that, rather than having each of our separate institutions go out and find veterans, this would be a perfect thing for Posse to do," she says.
Finally, Part IV considers the relationship between the posse comitatus and the Second Amendment.
A importancia da causa possessionis na determinacao da natureza da posse e demonstrada pela interversao da posse, quando, por circunstancias objetivas, valoradas e referenciadas socialmente, transmuda-se a maneira do possuidor agir em relacao a coisa, apropriando-se da mesma.
We want to help Posse scholars have a greater understanding of the media business and become leaders, to better reflect the millennial generation.
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Arpaio, whose tough stance on crime and illegal immigration has made him a celebrity, dispatched the volunteer posse to patrol schools in response to the shooting rampage that claimed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut school in December.
The Posse Iron Ore Project (100% Crusader owned) is located 30km from Belo Horizonte in the Iron Quadrilateral region of Minas Gerais state, Brazil- one of the most prolific iron ore regions in the world.
To secure an invitation to join a posse, nominees must go through a rigorous interview process that gives extra weight to leadership potential.
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.