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Posse appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Some deeper upset acolyte," I profess, "opts in at a satanist posse, for piety locates pure pee demos."
  • We sip, or can one posse let a family bury my body, eh?… they do: by my Ruby Lim, a fate less open on a crop I sew.
  • "Put idle hips’ agitators so tidily on natal life-rafts in a tasteless option: no IT posse let satanist fare fill a tannoy lid I toss rot at," I gasp, "I held it up!"
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Posse is sometimes a misspelling of possess.

Video footage: 1970s: An angry mob breaks into Dr. Frankenstein's lab, but the scientist and his posse escape with their equipment thanks to a Volkswagen bus in 1976.
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Definition of the noun posse

What does posse mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: posses

  1. a temporary police force

Alternative definition of the noun posse


  1. [US] A group of people summoned to help law enforcement
  2. [US] A search party
  3. [US] A criminal gang
  4. [context: by extension] A group of associates


  1. "Posse" is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ostracized white soldier, who are all betrayed by a corrupt colonel. The story starts with the group escaping with a cache of gold, and continues with their leader Jessie Lee taking revenge on the men who killed his preacher father. The story is presented as a flashback told by an unnamed old man. The title of the film refers to a group of people who are summoned to help law enforcement officers.
  2. "Posse" is a 1975 American Western film, produced by, directed by and starring Kirk Douglas. The screenplay was written by Christopher Knopf and William Roberts. The plot centers on a U.S. marshal with political ambitions leading an elite posse in pursuit of a notorious bank robber to further his political career. The film premiered in New York City on June 4, 1975, and in June the same year in Berlin at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival, where Douglas also was nominated for the Golden Bear.


"Posse" is a book by Melvin Van Peebles.


  1. "Posse" is a song by the German band Scooter. It was released in May 2001 as the lead single from their eighth studio album We Bring the Noise!. Following the success of "The Logical Song", it was released 18 months later in the United Kingdom in November 2002.
  2. "Posse" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Posse" is a musical single of Killer Instinct.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  4. "Posse" is a musical album of DJ Potas.
    • released in (21 years ago)


Who is Posse?

Posse a.k.a. Marco Messina is a musician and film score composer.


Posse is a musical group.

  • album: "Soft Opening"


Posse was an American-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He ran only six times, winning twice, in a racing career which lasted from October 1979 until July 1980. As a three-year-old he was promoted to second after a controversial race for the 2000 Guineas but showed his best form in summer when he established himself as one of the leading milers in Europe with wins in the St. James's Palace Stakes and Sussex Stakes. He was retired to stud at the end of the year and had some success as a sire of winners.

  • born on (37 years ago)

Phrases with Posse

  1. posse comitatus
  2. in posse

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Posse

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Google previewFinancial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, Third Edition (2016)

by George A. Manning, Ph.D, CFE, EA

Jamaican Posse The Jamaican Posse is a growing group of bold and dangerous individuals who traffic in large quantities of firearms and narcotics. There are about 40 posses operating in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and ...

Google previewReimagining the Sacred (2015)

Richard Kearney debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, and Merold Westphal by Richard Kearney, Jens Zimmermann

divine posse is the power to be able to be, the power to be all that one is capable of becoming—namely love. Posse is an invitation, whereas potestas is an imposition—imperium. Cusanus ...

Google previewBacchanalian Sentiments (2008)

Musical Experiences and Political Counterpoints in Trinidad by Kevin K. Birth

Posses also are derived from this history. A posse is a group of people from the same neighborhood who "ride out" to a fete.

Google previewMachine-to-Machine Marketing (M3) via Anonymous Advertising Apps Anywhere Anytime (A5) (2012)

by Jesus Mena

Mobile Posse is a free service that keeps devices in the know, wherever they go! They can get weather forecasts, local gas prices, sports scores, and more— along with great savings from national and local retailers. Mobile Posse delivers ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2004)

by William L. Richter

POSSE COMITATUS ACT (1878). After the Compromise of 1877 (q.v.), which withdrew Federal troops from interfering in state and local elections in the South, Southern congressmen sought to guarantee the informal agreement with a new law ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Police Science (1995)

by William G. Bailey

Thus far, the venerable Posse Comitatus Act has withstood the test of time and achieved its intended purpose: to keep civil authorities from arbitrarily using the military to enforce civil laws. Other statutes permit the military to cooperate with and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of War and American Society (2005)

by Peter Karsten

The Posse Comitatus Act restricts the circumstances under which U.S. military forces can be used to address domestic disturbances. Passed in 1878 in response to the South's anger at the use of federal troops during Reconstruction, it has ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Mobile Posse Mobile Posse is advertising & marketing company in telecommunications field offering consumer ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

See also COMPOST, POST posse [M17th] The word posse calls to mind the image, familiar from Westerns, of a body of men being recruited by a sheriff and saddling up to pursue outlaws or other wrongdoers. The key element in its meaning is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2002)

by Harvey W Kushner

The first group to popularize the notion of the government illegitimacy due to its income tax policy, and which was in large part responsible for the birth of the patriot movement, was the Posse Comitatus. The Posse was created in 1969 by ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition (2011)

by Gus Martin

The first group to popularize the notion of the government illegitimacy due to its income tax policy, and which was in large part responsible for the birth of the Patriot movement, was the Posse Comitatus. The Posse was created in 1970 by ...

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Quotes about Posse

Summon me, then; I will be the posse comitatus; I will take them to jail. (Samuel Chase)
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Scrabble value of P3O1S1S1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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