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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recall  \Re*call"\,  n.  (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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recall  \Re*call"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  call  back  to  summon  to  return;  as  to  recall  troops; 
  to  recall  an  ambassador. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recall  \Re*call"\,  n. 
  1.  A  calling  back  a  revocation. 
  'T  his  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  --Wilhelm. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  ability  to  recall  past  occurrences  [syn:  {remembrance}, 
  {recollection},  {anamnesis}] 
  2:  the  act  of  removing  an  official  by  petition 
  v  1:  recall  knowledge  from  memory;  have  a  recollection:  "I  can't 
  remember  saying  any  such  thing";  "I  can't  think  what  her 
  last  name  was";  "can  you  remember  her  phone  number?"  "Do 
  you  remember  that  he  once  loved  you?";  "call  up 
  memories"  [syn:  {remember},  {retrieve},  {call  back},  {call 
  up},  {recollect},  {remind},  {think}]  [ant:  {forget}] 
  2:  go  back  to  something  earlier;  "This  harks  back  to  a 
  previous  remark  of  his"  [syn:  {hark  back},  {return},  {come 
  3:  call  to  mind:  "His  words  echoed  John  F.  Kennedy"  [syn:  {echo}] 
  4:  summon  to  return;  "The  ambassador  was  recalled  to  his 
  5:  cause  one's  (or  someone  else's)  thoughts  or  attention  to 
  return  from  a  reverie  or  digression;  "She  was  recalled  by 
  a  loud  laugh" 
  6:  make  unavailable;  bar  from  sale  or  distribution;  "The 
  company  recalled  the  product  when  it  was  found  to  be 
  faulty"  [ant:  {issue}] 
  7:  call  back  (of  faulty  goods)  [syn:  {call  in},  {call  back},  {withdraw}] 

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