high commission


Definition of high commission

1 : a group of persons delegated supreme authority and responsibility for the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust the Allied High Commission for Germany
2 : the office or jurisdiction of a high commissioner the Western Pacific high commission includes the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony— Martin Wight

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First Known Use of high commission

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“High commission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20commission. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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