Green Paper

Green Paper

noun British.
a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.

Origin:
1945–50; apparently so called from the color of the paper on which they are printed

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green paper
 
n
(often capitals) (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament

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Main Entry:  green paper
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a government document of policy proposals for the nation to consider and discuss; also written Green Paper
Etymology:  may be followed by a white paper, with details of proposed legislation
Usage:  British politics
Main Entry:  Green Paper
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See green paper
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