- a committee of cardinals, established in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, having supervision over foreign missions and the training of priests for these missions.
- a school (College of Propaganda) established by Pope Urban VIII for the education of priests for foreign missions.
Origin of propaganda
Examples from the Web for propaganda
This is not the first time the director has fallen for Russian propaganda.
President Park understood the power of cinema as propaganda.
To the Republic of Korea and United States military personnel stationed in the JSA, it is known as Propaganda Village.
Would a state with a keen understanding of the power of propaganda be so willing to just throw away such a trove of information?
Beck is a close student of history and propaganda, and especially the history of propaganda.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had the courage, the foolhardiness to sign his name to the article, thereby irrevocably committing himself to the propaganda.From the Housetops|George Barr McCutcheon
They may harness her talents and her willingness in founding Swadeshi Sabha and organising Swadeshi propaganda on a sound basis.The Wheel of Fortune|Mahatma Gandhi
The productions of the Propaganda press are very widely diffused.Roman Mosaics|Hugh Macmillan
As was usual in all Teutonic drives, endeavors were made by propaganda work to break down the morale of the Italian troops.
The official in question might be interested in propaganda, and the war purveyor was bound to be.The Iron Ration|George Abel Schreiner
British Dictionary definitions for propaganda (1 of 2)
Word Origin for propaganda
British Dictionary definitions for propaganda (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for propaganda
1718, "committee of cardinals in charge of Catholic missionary work," short for Congregatio de Propaganda Fide "congregation for propagating the faith," a committee of cardinals established 1622 by Gregory XV to supervise foreign missions. The word is properly the ablative fem. gerundive of Latin propagare (see propagation). Hence, "any movement to propagate some practice or ideology" (1790). Modern political sense dates from World War I, not originally pejorative. Meaning "material or information propagated to advance a cause, etc." is from 1929.
Culture definitions for propaganda
Official government communications to the public that are designed to influence opinion. The information may be true or false, but it is always carefully selected for its political effect.