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Definition of Recall


  1. The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters.
  2. Short for recall of judicial decisions, the right or procedure by which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases involving the police power of the state.
  3. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
  4. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
  5. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
  6. A calling back; a revocation.
  7. A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
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Recall Translations

recall in Afrikaans is onthou
recall in Danish is huske
recall in Dutch is zich herinneren, gedenken, onthouden
recall in Finnish is muistaa
recall in French is rappelons
recall in Italian is ricordare
recall in Latin is recolo, recordatio, memoria, repeto, recognosco
recall in Spanish is amonestar