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A federal statute prohibiting use of the military in civilian law enforcement.
- ‘The DOD, however, claimed to base its policy upon the Posse Comitatus Act.’
- ‘The Democrats made absolutely no mention of the Posse Comitatus Act.’
- ‘Legal barriers to sending the armed forces into U.S. streets have existed for more than a century under the Posse Comitatus Act.’
- ‘In many respects, the Posse Comitatus Act remained invisible for the first several decades of the 20th century.’
- ‘Clearly, the Posse Comitatus Act did not originate from the prevailing opinion during the revolutionary period.’
Latin posse comitatus ‘power of the county’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.