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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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The authors concluded that listening to the other group members recalling words that were previously presented and associated with a critical non-presented word (i.e., critical lure) did not increase the production of false memories when compared with the production of false memories during the individual task (i.e., nominal group).
Though auto makers have begun proactively recalling vehicles, the need for a policy by the government is required through which manufacturers who neglect recalling faulty vehicles can be punishable by law.
Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles with some 580,000 in North America, 490,000 in Europe and 320,000 in Japan.
Congressman to call for a full investigation of the recalling organization, along with its business partners and contract manufacturers.
"We found FDA lacks specific criteria for making decisions about whether recalling firms have adequately completed their recalls--a key oversight activity of the recall process," the report stated.
Car maker Toyota, for example, had 12 such campaigns this year, recalling millions of cars around the globe.
Northwest Airlines intends to recall approximately 150 furloughed pilots by July 2007, according to the Air Line Pilots Assn., which issued a clarification in response to several press reports indicating the carrier was recalling "hundreds" of pilots.
In the present context, the act of recalling List 2 items early in output may have served to block or inhibit the retrieval routes to other List 2 items not immediately recalled.
Recall thrashing: Migrating and then immediately (or in a short period of time) recalling the same set of data sets wastes valuable HSM resources and CPU cycles and can be quite costly.
Specifically, USDA and FDA do not know how promptly and completely the recalling companies and their distributors and other customers are carrying out recalls, and neither agency is using its data systems to effectively track and manage its recall programs.
Unlike the current recall, many of the seventeenth and eighteenth-century versions involved the removal of an official by another elected body, such as a state legislature recalling its United States Representative in the Articles of Confederation government.
CPSC, not normally known for shrinking back from recalling a potentially dangerous toy, surprised some last month when it issued a mild statement alerting consumers to the possible hazards of the yo-yo water ball toy.