in posse

adverb or adjective
in pos·​se | \ in-ˈpä-sē \

Legal Definition of in posse

: not in actuality : having a potential to exist — compare in esse

History and Etymology for in posse

Medieval Latin, in possibility

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“In posse.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/in%20posse. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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