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Pelagian

noun Pe·la·gian \ pə-ˈlā-j(ē-)ən \

Definition of Pelagian

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

First Known Use of pelagian

15th century


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Pelagian

adjective

Definition of Pelagian

:of or relating to Pelagians or Pelagianism

First Known Use of pelagian

15th century


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