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posse, posse comitatusnoun
a temporary police force
A group of people summoned to help law enforcement
A search party
A criminal gang
A group of associates
Etymology: From posse comitatus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
An armed power; from posse comitatus, the power of the shires. A low word.
The posse comitatus, the power of the whole county, is legally committed unto him. Francis Bacon.
As if the passion that rules, were the sheriff of the place, and came with all the posse, the understanding is seized. John Locke.
A posse typically refers to a group of people who have assembled together for a particular purpose or mission, usually to support or assist law enforcement in pursuing and apprehending a criminal. It commonly consists of individuals who are deputized or have been granted legal authority by the authorities to aid in apprehending the suspect. The term "posse" can also be used in a broader context, describing a group of friends, associates, or supporters who come together for a common goal or activity.
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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
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Posse is ranked #93125 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Posse surname appeared 197 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Posse.
62.4% or 123 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
31.9% or 63 total occurrences were White.
2.5% or 5 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of posse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of posse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
If you have spent any time watching Boko Haram, you would know that Shekau is truly insane and his version of Islam is even too radical for Islamic State, a mixture of part witch doctor/part voodoo/part radical Islam. He is usually screaming, surrounded by a posse, and at least one tank, this last video is a totally new Shekau, calm, cool collective.Someone is directing his image. My thought is he is a wild card that Islamic State cannot afford to ally with unless they rebrand him or get rid of him entirely.
Possunt quia posse videntur. (They can because they think they can)
This book is startling in its range of voices and registers, running from the patois of the street posse to The Book of Revelation, it is a representation of political times and places, from the CIA intervention in Jamaica to the early years of crack gangs in New York and Miami.
Maricopa County’s the beauty of this posse, when citizens feel the need for extra protection that does n’t come at a high cost to taxpayers, the armed posse can always be counted on.
I spent time with Elvis Presley and watched Elvis Presley self-destruct, elvis Presley was a good guy, a Southern gentleman, a little nave, but Elvis Presley started to lose it — Elvis Presley got locked into that cocoon, the comfort of the posse, the aluminum foil on the windows and no sun. I told Elvis Presley, ‘ It’s not your kind of song, ’ but it meant a lot to Elvis Presley.
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