Pelagian

noun
Pe·​la·​gian | \ pə-ˈlā-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Pelagian (audio) \

Definition of Pelagian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one agreeing with Pelagius in denying original sin and consequently in holding that individuals have perfect freedom to do either right or wrong

Pelagian

adjective

Definition of Pelagian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Pelagians or Pelagianism

First Known Use of Pelagian

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Pelagian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelagian. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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