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high commission Line breaks: high com¦mis|sion

Definition of high commission in English:


An embassy of one Commonwealth country in another: the Australian High Commission in Port Vila
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  • Diplomats at the British high commission have been put on full alert and told to prepare for an evacuation at any time.
  • Before travelling anywhere, check the latest visa requirements well in advance, with your travel agent, tour operator or the embassy or high commission of the countries you intend to visit.
  • Britain closed its embassy in Indonesia and high commission in Singapore.


high commissioner
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  • Incoming ambassadors and high commissioners from Germany, America, Sudan, Mauritius and Brazil presented the president with their credentials.
  • He has also been ambassador in Suva and high commissioner in Belmopan before coming to Zambia in the same capacity.
  • The two countries' high commissioners should immediately pick up the phone, and call each other, and their respective home secretaries.
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