Definition of Posse Comitatus Act in English:
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.
Latin posse comitatus 'power of the county'.
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