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posse

See also: Posse

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin posse comitatus.

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NounEdit

posse (plural posses)

  1. (US) A group of people summoned to help law enforcement
  2. (US) A search party
  3. (US, Jamaica) A criminal gang
  4. (by extension) A group of associates

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA: /ˈpɔs.sɛ/

VerbEdit

posse

  1. present active infinitive of possum  "to be able (to)"

NounEdit

posse

  1. power, ability
  2. (scholastic Latin) potentiality, capability of being
  3. (post-classical) force, body of men

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin posse.

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NounEdit

posse f (plural posses)

  1. possession, land
  2. (uncountable) ownership
  3. (uncountable) command (political)