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Pelagian

[ puh-ley-jee-uhn, -juhn ]

noun

  1. a follower of Pelagius, who denied original sin and believed in freedom of the will.


adjective

  1. of or relating to Pelagius or Pelagianism.

Pelagian

1

/ pɛˈleɪdʒɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Pelagius or his doctrines


noun

  1. an adherent of the doctrines of Pelagius

pelagian

2

/ pɛˈleɪdʒɪən /

adjective

  1. of or inhabiting the open sea

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Other Words From

  • Pe·lagi·an·ism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pelagian1

1525–35; < Late Latin Pelagiānus; -an

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Pelagian1

C18: from Latin pelagius, from Greek pelagios of the sea, from pelagos sea

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Example Sentences

Augustine directed his attention more particularly to the refutation of Pelagian heresies and human Depravity.

Scarcely was the Pelagian controversy disposed of when a new heresy appeared.

A clear light is thrown upon the matter by the history of the Pelagian, Nestorian, and Eutychian heresies.

The chaplains had been and were of the Arian and Pelagian type common in the Church till a later period.

The Pelagian takes human nature in its present condition as his type.

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