Share this entry

Share this page

Order Paper

Line breaks: Order Paper

Definition of Order Paper in English:

noun

British & Canadian
A paper on which the day’s business for a legislative assembly is entered.
Example sentences
  • This means that the report will be on the Order Paper for debate next sitting day, after questions and any urgent debate.
  • There will be a lot of questions on the Order Paper tomorrow, because New Zealanders want to know the answer.
  • Here he was today in Parliament, large as life, and there was not one single question on the Order Paper from the Leader of the Opposition.

Phrases

die on the Order Paper

1
Canadian (Of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session.
Example sentences
  • A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.
  • The other is that it embody a commitment to habitat protection, provision for which was missing from the Government's last attempt at endangered species legislation, Bill C-65, which died on the Order Paper in 1997.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure