high commissioner

noun

Definition of high commissioner

: a principal or a high-ranking commissioner especially : an ambassadorial representative of the government of one country stationed in another

Examples of high commissioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alexander Downer, an erstwhile Australian high commissioner who advocates taking a tough line on Europe, is chairman of Policy Exchange, a think-tank close to Downing Street. The Economist, "Britain and Australia Why the Conservative Party adores Australia," 13 June 2020 Gillian Triggs, the assistant high commissioner for protection at the United Nations Refugee Agency, said in an interview. Kirk Semple, New York Times, "As World Comes to Halt Amid Pandemic, So Do Migrants," 11 Apr. 2020 The high commissioner’s office was supposed to produce the list in 2017. Nick Cumming-bruce, New York Times, "U.N. Publishes List of Firms Doing Business With Israeli Settlements," 12 Feb. 2020 The New Zealand high commissioner in London was more hawkish, but his Australian counterpart emerged as supportive of the Anschluss and of ceding the Sudetenland. P. E. Caquet, Time, "What the British and the French Actually Thought About the Decision to Appease Hitler at Munich in 1938," 24 Sep. 2019 In fact, in 1749, Baron Hårleman, the high commissioner of agriculture in Sweden, was outraged when the already famous biologist Carl Linnaeus wrote about traditional Swedish practices of burning as a farming practice. Popular Science, "The fire ‘time bomb’ is finally detonating on the world," 7 Jan. 2020 After extensive meetings with workers, the high commissioner for pensions is expected to detail reform proposals next week, and the prime minister will release the government’s plan days after that. Angela Charlton And Sylvie Corbet, chicagotribune.com, "Eiffel Tower shuts down, trains halted, schools closed: Mass general strike underway in France," 5 Dec. 2019 After extensive meetings with workers, the high commissioner for pensions is expected to detail reform proposals next week, and the prime minister will release the government’s plan days after that. USA TODAY, "Nationwide French labor strike hobbles Paris airports, train stations and tourist spots," 5 Dec. 2019 After extensive meetings with workers, the high commissioner for pensions is expected to detail reform proposals next week, and the prime minister will release the government’s plan days after that. BostonGlobe.com, "France shuts down: Mass strike hits trains, Eiffel Tower - The Boston Globe," 5 Dec. 2019

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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“High commissioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20commissioner. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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