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Pe·la·gi·an·ism  audio  (p-lj--nzm) KEY 

NOUN:
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.


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