Definition of high commission in English:

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high commission

Pronunciation: /hī kəˈmiSHən/

noun

An embassy of one British Commonwealth country in another.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

high commissioner

noun
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: high com·mis·sion

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