Definition of Pelagius in US English:

Pelagius

proper noun

  • (c.360–c.420), British or Irish monk. He denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination, defending innate human goodness and free will. His beliefs were condemned as heretical by the Synod of Carthage in about 418.

Pronunciation

Pelagius

/pəˈlāj(ē)əs/