Meaning of PROPAGANDA in English

PROPAGANDA

[pro.pa.gan.da] n [NL, fr. Congregatio de propaganda fide Congregation for propagating the faith, organization established by Pope Gregory XV d. 1623] (1718) 1 cap: 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 n or adj -- pro.pa.gan.dis.tic adj -- pro.pa.gan.dis.ti.cal.ly adv

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