Definition of Posseman
1. Noun. An able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse.
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Literary usage of Posseman
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Historical Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities by John Gilmary Shea, Henry Reed Stiles (1873)
"About five thousand prisoners of war, six thousand stands of arms, fix hundred pieces of artillery, the posseman of the city and its Castle, tlie two forts ..."
2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
""Colorable" is defined as having the appearance, especially tbe false appearance, of right; and a person acting as a posseman, under appointment by a deputy ..."
3. United States Compiled Statutes, Annotated, 1916: Embracing the Statutes of by United States, John Allan Mallory (1916)
"A criminal prosecution for an assault committed by defendant, in repelling an attack made upon him while acting as a posseman under appointment by a deputy ..."
4. "Pussyfoot" Johnson, Crusader--reformer--a Man Among Men by Frederick Arthur McKenzie (1920)
"One of Johnson's assist- . ants made Juan posseman deputy and employed him on various occasions, Juan being officially paid for his services. ..."
5. Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports: Supplementary to Rose's by Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose (1905)
"De Hart, 119 Fed. .627, holding criminal prosecution for assault committed in repelling attack made on defendant while acting as posseman under appointment ..."