Pelagian

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noun

Pe·​la·​gian pə-ˈlā-j(ē-)ən How to pronounce Pelagian (audio)
: one agreeing with Pelagius in denying original sin and consequently in holding that individuals have perfect freedom to do either right or wrong

Pelagian

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adjective

: of or relating to Pelagians or Pelagianism

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pelagian was in the 15th century

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“Pelagian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelagian. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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