Definition of Posseman

1. Noun. An able-bodied man serving as a member of a posse.

Group relationships: Posse, Posse Comitatus
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Posseman

posnets
posnjakite
posole
posoles
posologic
posological
posologies
posology
posolutely
pospolite
poss
poss.
posse
posse comitatus
possed
posseman (current term)
posser
possers
posses
possesion
possesions
possess
possess'd
possessed
possessed(p)
possessed of
possessedly
possessedness
possessednesses
possessee

Literary usage of Posseman

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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 ..."

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