PROPAGATION , the multiplication of a
See also:species by natural processes of
See also:reproduction (q.v.) . The Latin propagare meant to fasten down (
See also:pro- and pangere, to fasten) layers, shoots or slips (propagines) of
See also:plants for the purpose of reproduction, hence to generate, reproduce and generally to extend or increase . It is in this sense that " propagation " is used of the spreading or dissemination of doctrines, ideas, opinions, &c . The
See also:term " propaganda," often wrongly used as a plural word, means properly an organization or association for the spreading of particular beliefs or opinions, and is an adaptation of the name of that
See also:committee of cardinals in the
See also:curia which supervises
See also:missions, the full title being Congregatio de propaganda fide .
PROOF (in M. Eng. preove, proeve, preve, &°c., fro...
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