[ in pos-e; English in pos-ee ]
/ ɪn ˈpɒs ɛ; English ɪn ˈpɒs i /
adverb, adjective Latin.
in possibility; potentially (contrasted with in esse).
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British Dictionary definitions for in posse
/ (ɪn ˈpɒsɪ) /
possible; potentialCompare in esse
Word Origin for in posse
Latin, literally: in possibility
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