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Green Paper

noun British.
  1. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
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Origin of Green Paper

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently so called from the color of the paper on which they are printed
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Examples from the Web for green paper

Historical Examples of green paper

  • 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

  • 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


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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