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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament
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Brit. and Canadian. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
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|Noun||1.||green 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
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