Posse
Posse Pos"se, n. See {Posse comitatus}. [1913 Webster]

{In posse}. See {In posse} in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


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  • Posse — may refer to:* Posse comitatus (disambiguation page) Organizations * Sheriff s posse * Posse Foundation, a non profit leadership scholarship organization * Jamaican Posse * Spur Posse * Indian Posse * Posse Program Popular culture * Posse (1975… …   Wikipedia

  • posse — 1640s (in Anglo Latin from early 14c.), shortening of posse comitatus the force of the county (1620s, in Anglo Latin from late 13c.), from M.L. posse body of men, power, from L. posse have power, be able + comitatus of the county, genitive of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • posse — s. f. 1. Retenção ou fruição de uma coisa ou de um direito. 2. Estado de quem possui uma coisa, de quem a detém como sua ou tem o gozo dela. 3.  [Jurídico, Jurisprudência] Ação ou direito de possuir a título de propriedade. • posses s. f. pl.… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • posse — [käm΄ə tāt′əspäs′ē] n. [ML, short for posse comitatus, power of the county < L posse, to be able (see POTENT) + comitatus, county < comes, a COUNT2] 1. Historical a) the body of men required, upon being summoned, to assist the sheriff in… …   English World dictionary

  • Posse — (Lavertezzo,Швейцария) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via cantonale, 6633 Lavertezzo, Швейцария …   Каталог отелей

  • posse — I noun arm of the law, armed band, band, band of armed men, band of men armed with legal authority, body of men armed with legal process, body of men summoned by a sheriff, civilian police, custodians of the law, detachment of police, detail,… …   Law dictionary

  • posse — ► NOUN 1) N. Amer. historical a body of men summoned by a sheriff to enforce the law. 2) (also posse comitatus) Brit. historical the men of a county forming a body whom the sheriff could summon to repress a riot or for other purposes. [ORIGIN:… …   English terms dictionary

  • Posse — Posse, s. Komödie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Posse — Posse, auch Schwank und Burleske genannt, ist ein nur auf Spaß und auf das Lächerliche im eigentlichsten Sinne berechnetes Stück, das selbst auf Kosten der Wahrscheinlichkeit komische Situationen bildet. B–l …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Posse — Posse, nach Schillers Definition ein Erzeugniß der scherzhaften Laune, die in den Kreis des Gemeinen heruntersteigt ohne selbst gemein zu werden, daher komisches Schauspiel (Farce) aus der niederen Sphäre. P. nhaft ist der am unrechten Orte… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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