Recall Re*call", n. 1. A calling back; a revocation. [1913 Webster]

'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

3. (Political Science) (a) 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. (b) 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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