Definition of Pelagian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the sea; marine; pelagic; as, pelagian shells.



2. n. 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.

3. a. Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.

Definition of Pelagian

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

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelagian

1. an oceanic animal [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelagian

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Literary usage of Pelagian

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1. American Journal of Education (1860)
"pelagian PEDAGOGY. I have mentioned Rousseau. We have learned to consider him the true representative of that system of pedagogy which I shall, for brevity, ..."

2. The Ancient Catholic Church: From the Accession of Trajan to the Fourth by Robert Rainy (1902)
"It has been purged of passages too conspicuously pelagian, but is still worth ... The series extends over the Semi-pelagian controversy to the Synod of ..."

3. Lectures on the History of Christian Dogmas by August Neander (1858)
"THE pelagian CONTROVERSY. Opp. Augustini, tx, ed. ... pelagian, contra Julian., libb. vi., and op. imperf. de grat. et lib. arbitr. ..."

4. The Works of James Arminius, D. D., Formerly Professor of Divinity in the by Jacobus Arminius, James Nichols (1828)
"pelagian Heresy.—2. This is proved from the Fact, that the principal Dogma of that Heresy is professedly confuted through this very Interpretation—3. ..."

5. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1886)
"The pelagian Theory, or Theory of Man's natural Innocence. Pelagius, a British monk, propounded his doctrines at Borne, 409. They were condemned by the ..."

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