high commission

noun

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 ColonyMartin Wight

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high commission was in 1848

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“High commission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20commission. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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