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Meaning of PELAGIAN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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 conversion through grace.
    
    
  3. \Pe*la"gi*an\, a. [Cf. F. p['e]lagien.]
    Of or pertaining to Pelagius, or to his doctrines.
    
    
 

 

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