accipe ecclesiam (ak-si-pee e-klee-z[h]ee-<<schwa>>m). [Law Latin] Hist. Eccles. law.
Receive this church or living. • The phrase was used by Patrons in presenting an incumbent to a vacant parish. Trado tibi ecclesiam (“I deliver this church [or living] to you”) was also used. Cf.
TRADO TIBI ECCLESIAM . [Blacks Law 8th]