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Webster 1913 Edition


Pelagian

Pe-la′gi-an

,
Adj.
[L.
pelagius
, Gr.
πελάγιος
, fr.
πέλαγοσ
the sea: cf. F.
pélagien
.]
Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic;
as,
pelagian
shells
.

Pe-la′gi-an

,
Noun.
[L.
Pelagianus
: cf. F.
pélagien
.]
(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 conversion through grace.

Pe-la′gi-an

,
Adj.
[Cf. F.
pélagien
.]
Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pelagian

PELA'GIAN


Definition 2022


Pelagian

Pelagian

See also: pelagian

English

Adjective

Pelagian (comparative more Pelagian, superlative most Pelagian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Pelagius (circa 354–420/440), an ascetic who denied the need for divine aid in performing good works.

Derived terms

pelagian

pelagian

See also: Pelagian

English

Adjective

pelagian (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) pelagic; of or pertaining to the sea.