Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body of companions or attendants; an escort; specifically, in Roman and medieval times, a body of noble youth or comites about the person of a prince or chieftain. They were equipped, trained, and supported by the chief, and in return fought for him in war, and were bound in honor not to desert him.
- n. In old English law, a county or shire.
- Latin comitatus, from comes ("companion"). (Wiktionary)
“Friday's term was posse comitatus, which is defined as:”
“January 17th, 2010 at 6: 55 pm tombaker says: what time does the posse comitatus party start?”
“Update: An investigation has begun as to who ordered the troops outside of their base in direct violation of the posse comitatus and insurrection acts.”
“Bugs don't care about federalism, they are not constitutional "originalists," and they haven't read the literature on posse comitatus, either.”
“Hey, so now that we know that it was posse comitatus and not habeas corpus we were discussing WEEKS ago, can you stop being a dick?”
“The 2nd Klan 1910+ was allowed to thrive due to concerns about posse-comitatus. federal power and states rights issues.”
“The Crown was not only using soldiers as a police force (thus our enshrinement of posse comitatus), but were adding insult to injury by requiring the colonists to give the troops room and board.”
“In 1878, Congress passed and the president signed into law the Posse Comitatus Act, which made it unlawful to use the Regular Army as a posse comitatus or for the enforcement of laws, except when its use was specifically authorized by the U.S. Constitution or by an act of Congress.”
“You mean, like due process, equal protection, warrantless-wiretaps, telephone records, & financial records, monitoring attorney-client conversations, posse comitatus violations .... you mean stuff like that?”
“Rendition, indefinite detention, warrant less wiretapping, imperialistic wars, government secrecy, no change of law regarding signing statements, posse comitatus, war for peace, obscene military spending … all still in play!”
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