/ˈʰwaɪt ˈpeɪpər, ˈwaɪt for 1; ˈʰwaɪtˌpeɪpər, ˈwaɪt for 2–4/Show Spelled[hwahytpey-per, wahytfor 1;hwahyt-pey-per, wahytfor 2–4]Show IPA
paper bleached white.
an official governmental report.
an authoritative report issued by any organization: The TV network presented its white paper on news coverage of major crimes.
an official British government publication on a specific subject prepared by a committee and presented to the House of Commons, usually reporting results of a recent investigation or summarizing policy.
(often capitals) an official government report in any of a number of countries, including Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, which sets out the government's policy on a matter that is or will come before Parliament