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Green Paper

noun, British
a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
Origin of Green Paper
1945-50; apparently so called from the color of the paper on which they are printed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The walls are hung with Green Paper; the curtains are green, and the floors are carpeted in the same color.

    The Widow Lerouge Emile Gaboriau
  • We should not have taken this Green Paper and given him those furs.'

  • The engine is a match-box turned upside down, to which is gummed a cork covered with red or Green Paper.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • And for the buzzity-buzz thing he had a Green Paper pinwheel.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • He covered a piece of Green Paper by a sheet of thin transparent white paper.

    Illusions James Sully
  • In the back were engravings on Green Paper, stuck into the old book.

  • Charlotte pulled down the Green Paper shades of the windows, and went out of the room.

    Pembroke Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • I picked up the billiard chalk, and felt that the Green Paper wrapping was crisp and stiff.

    The Recipe for Diamonds Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for Green Paper

green paper

(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

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

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