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Definition of Recall

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.

Recall Quotations

One of the best ways to make yourself happy in the present is to recall happy times from the past. Photos are a great memory-prompt, and because we tend to take photos of happy occasions, they weight our memories to the good.
Gretchen Rubin

When I was 16, I had a job on the cleaning crew at a local hospital. I wore a pink uniform and cleaned bathrooms and buffed the hallway linoleum. Oddly, I don't recall hating the job. I recall getting choked up at the end of the summer when I went to turn in my uniform and say goodbye to the ladies.
Mary Roach

Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you!
John Irving

Memory has always fascinated me. Think of it. You can recall at will your first day in high school, your first date, your first love.
Eric Kandel

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well.
Lewis B. Smedes
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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
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