Origin of posse
adverb, adjective Latin.
Examples from the Web for posse
Up till then I was just a dog-assed heavy, one of the posse.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The crowd is an assortment of reporters, posse members, film students, and very skittish men sporting huge AOL headphones.James and the Giant Internet Company: Franco and AOL Get Kissy Faces|Amy Zimmerman|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before Escobar and his posse would surrender, the drug kingpin had a few stipulations.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Teaming up with notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the action hero is part of a ‘posse’ to protect schools in Phoenix.
He said some of the posse members will use their own marked cars, and others might use patrol cars if they're available.Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Send Armed Posses to Protect Schools|Terry Greene Sterling|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If that posse only shows up its a dead certainty the end of the Walker trail has come.The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail|Frank Fowler
Then a sheriff with his posse went to Lawrence to arrest one of the rescuers.The Negro and the Nation|George S. Merriam
In such wars a posse comitatus marches ahead of the disciplined army.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
The cadets were exceedingly thankful for the opportune arrival of the Secret Service man and his posse.The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
An hour later, as we were scaling the divide, one of the point-men sighted a posse in our rear, coming after us like fiends.The Outlet|Andy Adams
Word Origin for posse
Word Origin for in posse
1640s (in Anglo-Latin from early 14c.), shortening of posse comitatus "the force of the county" (1620s, in Anglo-Latin from late 13c.), from Medieval Latin posse "body of men, power," from Latin posse "have power, be able" (see potent) + comitatus "of the county," genitive of Late Latin word for "court palace" (see comitatus). Modern slang meaning "small gang" is probably from Western movies.