noun pos·se \ˈpä-sē\

: a group of people who were gathered together by a sheriff in the past to help search for a criminal

: a group of people who are together for a particular purpose

: a group of friends

Full Definition of POSSE

:  a large group often with a common interest
:  a body of persons summoned by a sheriff to assist in preserving the public peace usually in an emergency
:  a group of people temporarily organized to make a search (as for a lost child)
:  entourage 1

Examples of POSSE

  1. The sheriff and his posse rode out to look for the bandits.
  2. I went to the game with my posse.

Origin of POSSE

Medieval Latin posse comitatus, literally, power or authority of the county
First Known Use: 1645

Rhymes with POSSE

POSSE Defined for Kids


noun pos·se \ˈpä-sē\

Definition of POSSE for Kids

:  a group of people gathered together to make a search and especially in the past to search for a criminal


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