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 for recall of judicial decisions
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recall \Re*call"\, n.
     1. A calling back; a revocation.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. (Mil.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which
        soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc. --Wilhelm.
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     3. (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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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