green paper
noun Usage: often capitalized G&P Date: 1967 British a government document that proposes and invites discussion on approaches to a problem

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  • green paper — n a document produced by the British government containing proposals to be discussed, which may later be used in making laws →↑white paper, bill ↑bill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Green Paper — Green Papers N COUNT In Britain, a Green Paper is a document containing ideas about a particular subject that is published by the Government so that people can discuss them before any decisions are made …   English dictionary

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  • Green Paper — noun count MAINLY BRITISH a document published by the government of the U.K. or Canada that gives details of proposals so that they can be discussed before new laws are made …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Green paper — See also: White paper and Blue book In the Commonwealth, the Republic of Ireland and the United States[1] a green paper is a tentative government report of a proposal without any commitment to action; the first step in changing the law.… …   Wikipedia

  • green paper — noun a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green Paper —    A tentative statement of governmental thinking on the issues raised by some issue of public policy. Such a paper often sets out alternative means of resolving a problem and invites consultation and discussion of the available options. A Green… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • Green Paper — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Green Paper : singular Green Paper plural Green Papers a document published by the government of the UK or Canada that gives details of proposals so that they can be discussed before new laws are made …   English dictionary

  • Green Paper — Green′ Pa per n. brit. and can. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • green paper — /ˈgrin peɪpə/ (say green paypuh) noun Chiefly British a paper which proposes policy in a given area, issued by government not as a declaration of intent but as a basis for public discussion. Compare white paper (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

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