Recall

Definition of Recall

Re`call´   Pronunciation: rė`kạl´
v. t.1.To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
If Henry were recalled to life again.
- Shak.
2.To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
Passed sentence may not be recall'd.
- Shak.
3.To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
n.1.A calling back; a revocation.
'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall.
- Dryden.
2.(Mil.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
3.(Political Science) 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.

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