- Speech or writing advancing one's cause or ideas, or denouncing one's opponents.
Etymology: From Modern , short for Congregatio de Propaganda Fide "congregation for propagating the faith", a committee of cardinals established 1622 by Gregory XV to supervise foreign missions, prop. ablative female gerundive of Latin propagare (see propagation). Modern political sense dates from World War I, not originally pejorative.
- Dutch: propaganda
- French: propagande
- German: Propaganda
- Italian: propaganda
- Spanish: propaganda
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