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possenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈpɒs.i/  us   /ˈpɑː.si/
a group of people who have come together for the same purpose: The disgraced minister walked swiftly from the car to his house pursued by a whole posse of reporters.
in the past, a group of men in the US who were brought together to catch a criminal: The sheriff rounded up a posse and went after the bank robbers.
slang a group of friends: I was hanging with my posse.
(Definition of posse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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possenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑs·i/
a group of people following a person in order to catch him or her: In a lot of old westerns, the sheriff gathers a posse to chase the bad guy.
(Definition of posse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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