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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.


(Call back), verb abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, disannul, dismiss, disqualify, invalidate, nullify, reanimate, reassemble, reconvene, repudiate, rescind, resuscitate, revive, revivify, revocare, revoke, summon back, take back, unsay, void, withdraw


(Remember), verb be reminded of, call up, commemorate, conjure up, dwell upon, evoke, fix in the mind, have memories of, keep in mind, know again, know by heart, look back upon, memorialize, memorize, place, recognize, recollect, recordari, recover knowledge of, reeresh one's memory, relive, reminisce, retain, retrace, review, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back to
See also: abjuration, abrogate, ademption, annul, annulment, cancel, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, depose, disavow, discharge, disinherit, hindsight, nullify, perceive, recant, reclaim, recognition, recognize, recollect, recollection, redeem, remember, remembrance, remove, renege, repeal, repossess, rescind, rescision, retain, retraction, retrospect, revocation, revoke, withdraw

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

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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).
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.
The trace is more ancient than any origin and more future than the future precisely because it precedes any recallable historical event and surpasses any anticipation or projection.
Seeking to master time and its final denouement, death, the unraveling of my own plot of Being (my "knot of ipseity"), narrative synchronizes past, present, and future into the "fissureless" present of self-consciousness: "it is only in the Said, in the epos of essence, that the diachrony of time is synchronized into a time that is recallable, and becomes a theme [in consciousness]" (Levinas, Otherwise 47).
As has been noted by the anthropologist Mary Douglas, one of the best interpreters of Halbwachs's thought, 'public memory is the storage system for the social order' (Douglas, 1986: 70): not all memories of the past are recallable and recalled all the time; the group we belong to determines what our memory brings to mind in the present.
Up to 127 movement/ positioning profiles can be stored, recallable via the digital inputs.
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As long as the password is still meaningful to the user, a password containing ten characters will be just as recallable for the user as a password of only five characters.
Before there was time to ponder those answers, a third ghost appeared, its image the faintest of all, barely recognizable or recallable by all but the oldest shoppers out there: Best & Co.
The recycling rates represents the ratio of the weights of steel, copper and other recallable parts and materials taken from disposed appliances to the total weights of the appliances.
And unlike some local country club memberships, Premier memberships at University Park are not recallable.