Definition of Command Paper in English:

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Command Paper

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(In the UK) a document laid before Parliament by order of the Crown, though in practice by the government.
Example sentences
  • As is stated in ‘Protecting the Public’ (the Command Paper of the Home Office published in November 2002 page 21).
  • During the eighteenth century, Command Papers were printed as appendices to the House of Commons Journal.
  • It is arranged alphabetically by subject and lists in the order of Bills, Command Papers and House of Commons Papers.
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