Pelagian

[puh-ley-jee-uhn, -juhn]
noun
1.
a follower of Pelagius, who denied original sin and believed in freedom of the will.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Pelagius or Pelagianism.

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

Pelagianism, noun
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pelagian (pɛˈleɪdʒɪən)
 
adj
of or inhabiting the open sea
 
[C18: from Latin pelagius, from Greek pelagios of the sea, from pelagos sea]

Pelagian (pɛˈleɪdʒɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Pelagius or his doctrines
 
n
2.  an adherent of the doctrines of Pelagius

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Pelagian
1532, 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, 418 C.E. His name in Welsh was Morgan, which is based on the root word for "sea" (cf. Gk. pelagos "sea").
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Celestine actively condemned the pelagians, and was zealous for orthodoxy.
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