also SWAT, 1968, acronym said to be for Special Weapons and Tactics squad or team; or Special Weapons Attack Team.
"in possession of narcotics," 1935, special use of present-participle adjective from hold (v.).
"one with a special taste or aptitude (for something)," 1765, agent noun from fancy (v.).
1530s, "begin legal action against, summon in a court of law," from French processer "to prosecute," from proces (see process (n.)). Meaning "prepare or treat by special process, subject to special process" is from 1881, from the noun in English. Of persons, "to register and examine," by 1935, in reference to the U.S. Army. Related: Processed; processing.
1610s, "special messenger," from express (adj.). Sense of "business or system for sending money or parcels" is by 1794.
"fruit preserve," 1730s, probably a special use of jam (v.) "press objects close together," hence "crush fruit into a preserve."