pro·pa·gan·da /ˌprɑpəˈgændə, ˌpro-/
1. R. C. Ch. (a) A congregation of cardinals, established in 1622, charged with the management of missions. (b) The college of the Propaganda, instituted by Urban VIII. (1623-1644) to educate priests for missions in all parts of the world.
2. Hence, any organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles.
n : information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some