high command

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  1. the leadership or highest authority of a military command or other organization.

  2. the highest headquarters of a military force.

Origin of high command

First recorded in 1915–20

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How to use high command in a sentence

  • As a matter of fact, Parry proved to be unsuited for high command, although it must be admitted that he worked indefatigably.

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  • high command in England thought the Germans might have come up with a new weapon as no flak or enemy fighters were seen.

  • It was solved by the high command putting at our disposal an Army rest-camp on the coast.

  • Yet they exercise this high command without any affectation of austerity.

  • He was placed in high command, but again ruined his position with tyrannical and foolish schemes.

British Dictionary definitions for high command

high command

  1. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of a nation's armed forces

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