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Meaning of POSSE

Pronunciation:  'pâsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a temporary police force
 

POSSE is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: posse comitatus
 
 See Also: constabulary, law, police, police force, posseman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pos"se\, n.
See {Posse comitatus}.

{In posse}. See {In posse} in the Vocabulary.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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