What does posse mean?

Definitions for posseˈpɒs i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. posse, posse comitatus(noun)

    a temporary police force


  1. posse(Noun)

    A group of people summoned to help law enforcement

  2. posse(Noun)

    A search party

  3. posse(Noun)

    A criminal gang

  4. posse(Noun)

    A group of associates

  5. Origin: From posse comitatus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posse(noun)

    see Posse comitatus


  1. Posse

    Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ostracized white soldier, who are all betrayed by a corrupt colonel. The story starts with the group escaping with a cache of gold, and continues with their leader Jessie Lee taking revenge on the men who killed his preacher father. The story is presented as a flashback told by an unnamed old man. The title of the film refers to a group of people who are summoned to help law enforcement officers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Posse

    pos′ē, n. power: possibility.—Posse comitatus, the power of the county: the body of men entitled to be called out by the sheriff to aid in enforcing the law. [L. posse, to be able.]

Anagrams for posse »

  1. pesos, poses, speos, s'pose, spose

  2. Spose


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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