a representative of one sovereign member of the Commonwealth of Nations in the country of another, having a rank and responsibilities generally similar to those of an ambassador.
the chief of a special international commission or other organization.
the head of government in a mandate, protectorate, possession, or the like.
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How to use high commissioner in a sentence
When I finished my seven years as president of Ireland in 1997, I became high commissioner for human rights.Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | July 29, 2021 | Freakonomics
The United Nations high commissioner for Refugees reported that 3,419 others are known to have died at sea in 2014, so far.Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Read the speech given Thursday in the United Arab Emirates by Antonio Guterres, the UN high commissioner for Refugees.
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Today there are some 535,000 Syrian refugees registered in Jordan with the United Nations high commissioner for Refugees.
It was exactly the same thing at the office of high commissioner.
An armistice was then agreed upon pending the high commissioner's arrival.
The high commissioner left Pretoria by special train yesterday.
Mr. Chamberlain has cabled to the high commissioner respecting the leaders in the recent rising.
President Kruger and the high commissioner exchanging opinion over the uneasiness.
Turkey agreed, but Shakir Pasha, the high commissioner, failed to restore order and the disorder threatened to become a revolt.The Story of Russia | R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for high commissioner
the senior diplomatic representative sent by one Commonwealth country to another instead of an ambassador
the head of an international commission
the chief officer in a colony or other dependency
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