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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
First recorded in 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. 2017.
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  • What an insistent piece of Green Paper that marked bill was!

    The Girl and The Bill

    Bannister Merwin
  • Their hats of Green Paper resemble a clump of trees in Summer.

    Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
  • We should not have taken this Green Paper and given him those furs.'

  • And for the buzzity-buzz thing he had a Green Paper pinwheel.

    Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail Howard R. Garis
  • In the back were engravings on Green Paper, stuck into the old book.

  • I never saw a dollar myself, but I believe they are made of Green Paper.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • 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
  • 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
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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