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Recall

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.

recall

(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

recall

(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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Even half a year of the sausage machines and the fertilizer mill had not been able to kill the thought of Christmas in them; there was a choking in Jurgis' throat as he recalled that the very night Ona had not come home Teta Elzbieta had taken him aside and shown him an old valentine that she had picked up in a paper store for three cents--dingy and shopworn, but with bright colors, and figures of angels and doves.
So, by and by when I heard footsteps coming, that thought was recalled to me, and I said to myself, "As sure as anything, it's the com- promise.
It recalled the de- parted self-confidence, and inspired me again with a determination to be free.
She recalled her past kindness the kindness, the affection of sixteen years how she had taught and how she had played with her from five years old how she had devoted all her powers to attach and amuse her in health and how nursed her through the various illnesses of childhood.
He was recalled from wit to wisdom, not by any reproof of her's, but by his own sensibility.
I have now recalled all that I think it needful to recall here, of this term of absence - with one reservation.
I was diffident of quoting it after such lines as Rosalind had recalled, but by the time we had reached our coffee, I plucked up courage to mention it.
I recalled that none of these men had spoken to me, though most of them I had found looking at me at one time or another in a peculiarly furtive manner, quite unlike the frank stare of your unsophisticated savage.
When I had reached my eighteenth Year I was recalled by my Parents to my paternal roof in Wales.
I have never asked, nor has any other who was there that day intruded on my sorrow or recalled to my mind the occurrences which they know could but at best reopen the terrible wound within my heart.
He recalled, for he had a good memory, and memory is the tormentor of the jealous, he recalled the singular look of the bellringer, bent on the dancer upon a certain evening.
He again recalled all the details of the victory and his own calm courage during the battle, and feeling reassured he dozed off.