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Meaning of propaganda

prop•a•gan•da

Pronunciation: (prop"u-gan'du), [key]
— n.
  1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
  2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
  3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.
    1. a committee of cardinals, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, having supervision over foreign missions and the training of priests for these missions.
    2. a school(College of Propaganda)established by Pope Urban VIII for the education of priests for foreign missions.
  4. an organization or movement for the spreading of propaganda.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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