Posse Comitatus Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Posse Comitatus, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Posse Comitatus?

n. It is a latin term meaning “possble force” where the senior law enforcement officer is given the right to include physically and mentally fit men and women to help him in taking into custody a criminal.These people act like a temporary police force who help in maintaning law and order.