Pelagian
I. noun Date: 15th century one agreeing with Pelagius in denying original sin and consequently in holding that individuals have perfect freedom to do either right or wrong II. adjective Date: 15th century of or relating to Pelagians or Pelagianism

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  • pelagian — pelagián s. m., adj. m. (sil. gi an), pl. pelagiéni (sil. gi eni); f. sg. pelagiánă, pl. pelagiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PELAGIÁN, Ă adj. Referitor la …   Dicționar Român

  • Pelagian — Pe*la gi*an, a. [L. pelagius, Gr. ?, fr. ? the sea: cf. F. p[ e]lagien.] Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as, pelagian shells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelagian — Pe*la gi*an, n. [L. Pelagianus: cf. F. p[ e]lagien.] (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Pelagius, a British monk, born in the later part of the 4th century, who denied the doctrines of hereditary sin, of the connection between sin and death, and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelagian — Pe*la gi*an, a. [Cf. F. p[ e]lagien.] Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelagian — 1530s, from M.L. Pelagianus, from Pelagius, Latinized form of the name of 4c. British monk who denied the doctrine of original sin. Combated by Augustine, condemned by Pope Zosimus in 418 C.E. His name in Welsh was Morgan, lit. sea dweller (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pelagian — [pi lā′jē ən] n. [ML(Ec) Pelagianus] Christian Theol. a follower of Pelagius, who affirmed freedom of the will and consequently denied the necessity of divine grace for justification and salvation adj. of Pelagius, his followers, or those who… …   English World dictionary

  • Pelagian — Pelagianism, n. /peuh lay jee euhn, jeuhn/, n. 1. a follower of Pelagius, who denied original sin and believed in freedom of the will. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Pelagius or Pelagianism. [1525 35; < LL Pelagianus; see AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pelagian — adjective Of or pertaining to (circa 354–420/440), an ascetic who denied the need for divine aid in performing good works …   Wiktionary

  • Pelagian — Pelagianism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Pelagian — [pɪ leɪdʒɪən] adjective relating to the British or Irish monk Pelagius (c.360–c.420), or to his theory denying the doctrines of original sin and predestination. noun a follower of Pelagius. Derivatives Pelagianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

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