high commissioner

noun
1.
a representative of one sovereign member of the Commonwealth of Nations in the country of another, having a rank and responsibilities generally similar to those of an ambassador.
2.
the chief of a special international commission or other organization.
3.
the head of government in a mandate, protectorate, possession, or the like.

Origin:
1880–85

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high commissioner
 
n
1.  the senior diplomatic representative sent by one Commonwealth country to another instead of an ambassador
2.  the head of an international commission
3.  the chief officer in a colony or other dependency

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Last year, he was promoted to be high commissioner for human rights, but he was best known for his work in shattered war zones.
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