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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 ​disgracedministerwalkedswiftly from the ​car to his ​housepursued by a ​whole posse ofreporters. in the past, a ​group of men in the US who were ​brought together to ​catch a ​criminal: The ​sheriffrounded up a posse and went after the ​bankrobbers. 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 ​peoplefollowing a ​person in ​order to ​catch him or her: In a lot of ​old westerns, the ​sheriffgathers a posse to ​chase the ​badguy.
(Definition of posse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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