- 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 propagandas
The battles of the “propagandas” reminded me of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.Nina Khrushcheva on the Importance of the G20 in St. Petersburg|Nina Khrushcheva|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The transmission of news and the diffusion of propagandas have reduced the world to the same mental level.
Let us have nothing to do with their propagandas for the propagation of supreme Fakes.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
In this age of social, economic, political and even religious wildcat schemes and propagandas, America needs a balance wheel.Some Pioneers and Pilgrims on the Prairies of Dakota|John B. Reese
Then came "propagandas" that were designed to enslave the world to all kinds of far-reaching schemes.
What mattered policies of statesmen and generals, propagandas and tactics, to them?The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
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Word Origin for propaganda
British Dictionary definitions for propagandas (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for propagandas
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 propagandas
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.