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  1. pos·se
    IPA[ˈpäsē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a body of men, typically armed, summoned by a sheriff to enforce the law.

    • 2. the body of men in a county whom the sheriff could summon to enforce the law.

    • 3. a group of people who have a common characteristic, occupation, or purpose:

      he pompously led around a posse of medical students
    • 4. a group of people who socialize together, especially to go to clubs or raves.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: posse, plural noun: posses

    • noun

      a body of men summoned by a sheriff to enforce the law.

      the body of men above the age of fifteen in a county (excluding peers, the clergy, or the infirm), whom the sheriff could summon to repress a riot or for other purposes.

    • noun

      a federal statute prohibiting use of the military in civilian law enforcement.
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