1 (U.S.) short for posse comitatus, the able-bodied men of a district assembled together and forming a group upon whom the sheriff may call for assistance in maintaining law and order
2 (Law) possibility (esp. in the phrase in posse)
3 Slang a Jamaican street gang in the U.S.
4 Informal a group of friends or associates (C16: from Medieval Latin (n): power, strength, from Latin (vb): to be able, have power)
adj possible; potential
(Latin, literally: in possibility)
n the formal legal term for →
(Medieval Latin: strength (manpower) of the county)
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