an evangelist preacher's invitation at the end of the sermon, asking people to come forward to acknowledge a conversion.
Why Is It Called Soccer?In a few countries this game is referred to by names having nothing to do with balls - it is called soccer. Why do American English speakers do this?
Origin of altar call
First recorded in 1945–50
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