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green paper

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament

Green′ Pa`per

Brit. and Canadian. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: paper - a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion
report, written report, study - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Green Paper

n (Brit) (Pol) → libro bianco
References in classic literature ?
There was a high dado of white wood and a green paper on which were etchings by Whistler in neat black frames.
Beside her was a mahogany stand bearing a cast bronze lamp with an engraved globe, over which a green paper shade had been balanced.
Lecount took a large green paper fan from the chimney-piece, and seated herself opposite her master.
The consultation period for both green papers closes on 14 February 2011.