Pelagian

[ puh-ley-jee-uh n, -juh n ]
/ pəˈleɪ dʒi ən, -dʒən /

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to Pelagius or Pelagianism.

Origin of Pelagian

1525–35; < Late Latin Pelagiānus; see -an

Related forms

Pe·la·gi·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pelagian (1 of 2)

pelagian

/ (pɛˈleɪdʒɪən) /

adjective

of or inhabiting the open sea

Word Origin for pelagian

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

British Dictionary definitions for pelagian (2 of 2)

Pelagian

/ (pɛˈleɪdʒɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Pelagius or his doctrines

noun

an adherent of the doctrines of Pelagius
See also Pelagianism
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