Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Posse Comita’tus (Latin).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Posse Comita’tus (Latin).
Power of the county. The whole force of the county—that is, all the male members of a county over fifteen, who may be summoned by a sheriff to assist in preventing a riot, the rescue of prisoners, or other unlawful disorders. Clergymen, peers, and the infirm are exempt.   1


Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors