posse, posse comitatus(noun)
a temporary police force
A group of people summoned to help law enforcement
A search party
A criminal gang
A group of associates
Origin: From posse comitatus.
see Posse comitatus
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.]
pesos, poses, speos, s'pose, spose
The numerical value of posse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of posse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Possunt quia posse videntur. (They can because they think they can, from The Aeneid)
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.
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.
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.
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