high command

noun

Definition of high command

1 : the supreme headquarters of a military force
2 : the highest leaders in an organization

Examples of high command in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By this stage of the war, many in the Japanese military high command believed their cause was lost. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Bloody Hell of Okinawa," 22 June 2020 As director of Number 10’s in-house think-tank, the Policy Unit, the unbeliever in question has hitherto been an obscure figure in Boris Johnson’s high command, albeit an important one. The Economist, "Bagehot Munira Mirza, revolutionary conservative," 27 June 2020 Donovan had operations officers like Allen Dulles just as chief of station in Bern, Switzerland, sending agents into Hitler's high command, helping broker the surrender of Axis forces in Italy – today's Directorate of operations. CBS News, "Former CIA museum curator highlights the agency's most important artifacts - transcript," 17 June 2020 Her backers released photos of members of the high command saluting her. BostonGlobe.com, "LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers Wednesday to appoint a new Cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Añez’s climb to power.," 14 Nov. 2019 Her backers released photos of members of the high command saluting her. BostonGlobe.com, "LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers Wednesday to appoint a new Cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Añez’s climb to power.," 14 Nov. 2019 Her backers released photos of members of the high command saluting her. BostonGlobe.com, "LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers Wednesday to appoint a new Cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Añez’s climb to power.," 14 Nov. 2019 Her backers released photos of members of the high command saluting her. BostonGlobe.com, "LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers Wednesday to appoint a new Cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Añez’s climb to power.," 14 Nov. 2019 Her backers released photos of members of the high command saluting her. BostonGlobe.com, "LA PAZ, Bolivia — With the backing of the military, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, met with advisers Wednesday to appoint a new Cabinet even as backers of former President Evo Morales pledged to disrupt the new government and nullify Añez’s climb to power.," 14 Nov. 2019

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1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“High command.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20command. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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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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