high command

noun

Definition of high command 

1 : the supreme headquarters of a military force

2 : the highest leaders in an organization

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In what Lourie describes as a rookie mistake, Washington — a stickler for administrative detail — insisted on sending Smallwood and several other members of his high command to Manhattan to take part in a court-martial on the morning of Aug. 27. Washington Post, "Letters illuminate lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 28 Apr. 2018 In what Lourie describes as a rookie mistake, Washington — a stickler for administrative detail — insisted on sending Smallwood and several other members of his high command to Manhattan to take part in a court-martial on the morning of Aug. 27. Washington Post, "Letters illuminate lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 28 Apr. 2018 In what Lourie describes as a rookie mistake, Washington — a stickler for administrative detail — insisted on sending Smallwood and several other members of his high command to Manhattan to take part in a court-martial on the morning of Aug. 27. Washington Post, "Letters illuminate lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 28 Apr. 2018 In what Lourie describes as a rookie mistake, Washington — a stickler for administrative detail — insisted on sending Smallwood and several other members of his high command to Manhattan to take part in a court-martial on the morning of Aug. 27. Washington Post, "Letters illuminate lives of Maryland’s ‘Old Line’ soldiers," 28 Apr. 2018 Within a few days, a meeting was scheduled in Trump Tower with the high command of the Trump campaign. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "Senate testimony offers look," 17 May 2018 In what Lourie describes as a rookie mistake, Washington — a stickler for administrative detail — insisted on sending Smallwood and several other members of his high command to Manhattan to take part in a court-martial on the morning of Aug. 27. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "Newly acquired letters illuminate the lives of Maryland's 'Old Line' soldiers," 23 Apr. 2018 Unlike several other characters in the film, namely the stereotypical Air Force high command, the 11 chimps in X all have particular personalities and skills. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Project X': THR's 1987 Review," 17 Apr. 2018 Gutmann and his wife were killed in the Theresienstadt and Auschwitz death camps, and their collection looted by the Nazi high command. Washington Post, "Nazi-looted portrait returned to heirs, will be auctioned," 21 Mar. 2018

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1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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high command

noun

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: the most powerful and important leaders of an organization or military force

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