|1.||the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc|
|2.||such information, allegations, etc|
|[C18: from Italian, use of propāgandā in the New Latin title Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith]|
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.