recall


recall
re·call /ri-'kȧl, 'rē-ˌkȯl/ n
1: a call to return
a recall of workers
2: the right or procedure by which an official may be removed by vote of the people
a recall petition
3: the act of revoking
4: a public call by a manufacturer for the return of a defective or esp. unsafe product
re·call /ri-'kȯl/ vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

recall
I (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 II (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, refresh one's memory, relive, reminisce, retain, retrace, retrospect, review, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back to III index abjuration, abrogate (rescind), ademption, annul, cancel, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, depose (remove), disavow, discharge (annulment), discharge (release from obligation), disinherit, hindsight, nullify, recant, reclaim, recognition, recognize (perceive), recollect, recollection, redeem (repurchase), remember, remembrance (recollection), renege, repeal, repossess, rescind, rescision, retain (keep in possession), retraction, retrospect, revocation, revoke, withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recall
v.
(1) To revoke; to reverse or cancel a judgment.
(2) To remove an elected official from office before the end of his or her term.
(3) To order an official, particularly a diplomatic official, to come back home and often to relinquish his or her office.
(4) To notify consumers of a manufacturing defect in a product and allow them to return the product for repair or replacement.
n.
recall

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


recall
n.
1 A removal of a public official from office by means of a popular vote to prematurely end his or her term of service.
2 A product manufacturer's requesting the public to return faulty products for replacement or repair, required by the Consumer Safety Act.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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