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Define That Term #48

Friday's term was posse comitatus, which is defined as:

(pahs-see coh-mitt-tah-tus) n. from Latin for "possible force," the power of the sheriff to call upon any able- bodied adult men (and presumably women) in the county to assist him in apprehending a criminal. The assembled group is called a posse for short.

There were no guesses this time around.

Today's term is:

scintilla.

Like many litigators, I've bantered this about, and thought I knew what it meant.   I was using it correctly, but am somewhat surprised by the actual definition.

Any guesses?  And remember, no dictionaries.

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slickdpdx

A jot, a tittle, the tiniest amount.

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