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The right or procedure by which a public official may be removed from a position by a vote of the people prior to the end of the term of office.

Recall is the retiring of an elected officer by a vote of the electorate. Some state constitutions prescribe the procedure that must be followed in a recall—for example, requiring the filing of a petition containing the signatures of a specific number of qualified voters.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO RECALL, international law. To deprive a minister of his functions; to supersede him.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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While Castoriadis accepts that there can be elections for (recallable) magistrates for functions that require a particular competency, he is adamant that 'there cannot be 'experts' on political affairs (ibid.: 277).
Achieved greater operating consistency by keeping optimized core box recipes in recallable memory.
(261) Relatedly, behavioral finance shows that people generally exhibit an availability (or representativeness) bias; they tend to use the memories, recollections, and information that are the most available, recallable, or salient--not necessarily the most relevant--in order to form judgments, valuations, and estimates.
While this pattern ceased to be the case quite a while ago, it represents an ideal that flourished from the Romantic period some two hundred years ago right up to the recallable past, some of which I witnessed at first hand.
Bush's political strategist Karl Rove told the Dallas Morning News, "Ownership of the Texas Rangers anchors him clearly as a Texas businessman and entrepreneur and gives him name identification, exposure, and gives him something that will be easily recallable by people." (34) He was visible at nearly every game, always available to shake hands and sign autographs.
If you want one memory to represent flat then only one easily recallable memory remains.
The time and costs were even less for the fabrication of the second, third, and tertiary iterations of the same handle design, since all of the previous work was stored in a readily recallable Computer Aided Machining--CAM--program," Ko said.
One learns only what one already knows and what can be put into the interiority of thought in the guise of recallable, re-presentable memory" (NC:125).
Moreover, it had peeled away from the traditional Democratic base socially conservative "Reagan Democrats." Consequently, Democrats needed to offer an alternative and compelling public philosophy to Reaganism, one that could be captured in a phrase readily recallable by citizens.