Pos"se(?), n. See Posse comitatus.
In posse. See In posse in the Vocabulary.
Pos"se com`i*ta"tus(?). [L. posse to be able, to have power + LL. comitatus a county, from comes, comitis, a count. See County, and Power.]
(Law) The power of the county, or the citizens who may be summoned by the sheriff to assist the authorities in suppressing a riot, or executing any legal precept which is forcibly opposed.
2. A collection of people; a throng; a rabble.
The word comitatus is often omitted, and posse alone used. "A whole posse of enthusiasts."
As if the passion that rules were the sheriff of the place, and came off with all the posse.Locke.
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Mon 13th July 2020