Meaning of PROPAGANDA in English
/ ˌprɒpəˈgændə; NAmE ˌprɑːpə-/ noun
[ U ] (usually disapproving ) ideas or statements that may be false or exaggerated and that are used in order to gain support for a political leader, party, etc. :
a propaganda campaign
Italian , from modern Latin congregatio de propaganda fide congregation for propagation of the faith, which was a committee of cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions (founded in 1622). The current sense dates from the early 20th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005