posse - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈpɒsi/
singularposse
pluralposses
  1. 1
    American informal in the past, a group of ordinary men gathered together by a law officer to search for a criminal
  2. 2
    a group of people who are together in a place doing the same thing

    A posse of journalists was waiting outside the courtroom.