Meaning of PROPAGANDA in English

PROPAGANDA

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ prä-p ə - ' gan-d ə , ˌ pr ō -

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Congregatio de propaganda fide Congregation for propagating the faith, organization established by Pope Gregory XV † 1623

Date: 1718

1 capitalized : a congregation of the Roman curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions

2 : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

3 : ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause also : a public action having such an effect

– pro · pa · gan · dist \ -dist \ noun or adjective

– pro · pa · gan · dis · tic \ - ˌ gan- ' dis-tik \ adjective

– pro · pa · gan · dis · ti · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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