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Green Paper

noun, British
1.
a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; apparently so called from the color of the paper on which they are printed
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British Dictionary definitions for Green Paper

green paper

noun
1.
(often capitals) (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament
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Contemporary definitions for Green Paper
noun

a government document of policy proposals for the nation to consider and discuss; also written Green Paper

Word Origin

may be followed by a white paper, with details of proposed legislation

Usage Note

British politics

noun

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