recall (n.)

1650s, "act of recalling to mind," from recall (v.). In U.S. politics, "removal of an elected official," 1902.

recall (v.)

1580s, "to bring back by calling upon," from re- "back, again" + call (v.); in some cases a loan-translation of Middle French rappeler (see repeal (v.)) or Latin revocare (see revoke). Sense of "bring back to memory" is from 1610s. Related: Recalled; recalling.

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