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ACCIPE ECCLESIAM

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]