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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. 2016.
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  • The green-paper shade, which did not roll up very well, at the west window was of her devising.

    The Stillwater Tragedy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • She turned the key in the lock and ran to the window, pulling its green-paper shade aside.

    Donald and Dorothy Mary Mapes Dodge
  • His lodger, with burning cheeks, fled to her room, and drew down the green-paper shade.

    A Singular Life Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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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