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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