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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(104) Dalton was also the author of a very popular treatise on justices of the peace, which contained much content about sheriffs since both offices had similar powers and duties, such as summoning the posse comitatus.
Tamkinat Firoz, who graduated from Bryn Mawr as part of a posse from Boston, said the students should be prepared for a life-changing experience.
Foi realizada uma analise da distribuicao de frequencia total do numero de assistencias produzidas em posses de bola onde foram trocados de um a dez passes antes da conversao da cesta.
Some grown-ups, however, may have been less enamored with the posse's horses - because their presence was tied to the fact that, for the first time in more than a decade, it costs $5 to park a vehicle at the fairgrounds.
O Gremio dos funcionarios do Horto e do Jardim Botanico comecou a funcionar em 1966 (2), Na decada de 1980, o Ministerio Publico Federal ajuizou acoes de reintegracao de posse por uso e destinacao indevidas do imovel por esses funcionarios.
Maxwell Bogel, a Posse enforcer, lived in London while on the run from US police.
Since 1989, The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained more than 9,200 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential.
O objetivo desse estudo foi comparar os indicadores tecnicos de posse de bola (PB), finalizacao (FI), passes certos (PC), passes errados (PE) e desarmes (DE) das equipes vencedoras e perdedoras de cada partida da fase eliminatoria da UEFA Champions League, temporada 2014/2015.
A expressao seguranca juridica da posse decorre, por obvio, do conceito de seguranca juridica, considerado ora valor, ora principio, ora norma fundamental da estrutura organica de qualquer sistema normativo.
"It all started because someone overheard a kid say, T would never have dropped out if I had my posse with me,'" said Deborah Bial, the organization's founder and president.