EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSSE
He had felt it before, when he watched the posse retreat with the body of Bill Dozier.
Therefore, none of the posse would have a point-blank shot at him.
The bullets of the posse had neither torn a tendon nor broken a bone.
The posse would plunge ahead, and he could cut in toward Los Toros.
Mali-ya-bwana and Simba set out with a posse of M'tela's men.
I telephoned to the police there, just after you left, and they said they'd send out a posse.
And if the sheriff looked for a request for a posse he was disappointed.
The posse deliberated briefly; 148 and then turned back for Tombstone.
He was after the man ahead, and, somewhere behind, a posse was in mad pursuit.
“You said the best place to hide from a posse was in the middle of it,” he said scornfully.
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.