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Recall is defined as the process of removal of a public official by a vote of the people, taken upon submission of a petition signed by a legally required number of citizens.
Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)
Another definition of recall is a cancellation by a court of a warrant before its execution by the arrest of a defendant; also, a process by which a retired judge may be asked to sit on a particular case.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)