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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
1880-1885
1880-85
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for high commissioner

high commissioner

noun
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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