posse

Part of speech: noun

A force aiding a sheriff.

Part of speech: noun

Any force of men; squad.

Part of speech: noun

Possibility. posse comitatus.

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Usage examples "posse":

  1. In eternal peace he placed the supreme happiness of the Gods: a state of peaceful contemplation- Sed mage pacata posse omnia mente tueri- he regards as the only true religion for man: the 'mute and uncomplaining' peace of the grave reconciles him to the thought of everlasting death. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. Speed was his best safety now; he pushed on boldly, cheered by the thought that if seen by any of the posse he would be taken for one of their own number. - "The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On", Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
  3. A cheer came from the posse. - "The Untamed", Max Brand.