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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theological doctrine propounded by Pelagius, a British monk, and condemned as heresy by the Roman Catholic Church in A.D. 416. It denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous by the exercise of free will.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrines of Pelagius.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The doctrines of Pelagius, a British monk (flourished about a. d. 400), and his followers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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