high commissioner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high commissioner a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank
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Usage

In literature:

Agent-General and High Commissioner for New Zealand, 1896-1909.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
She was the niece of a High Commissioner, daughter of a Secretary of Imperial Government, at Cape Town, who wrote K.C.M.G.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The toast was responded to by Sir George Parley, M.P., acting Canadian High Commissioner.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
He was a commissioner of the High Court of Justice and a regicide.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
THE LORD HIGH COMMISSIONER .
"The 'Patriotes' of '37" by Alfred D. Decelles
A seedy-looking person named M'Donald once called at the high commissioner's office in London.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
The High Commissioner, who had been granted such great powers, was held to have exceeded those powers.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
Africa as high commissioner and general commanding, and conducted the operations against the rebel Boers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
In some British possessions in Africa and the Pacific the head of the government is styled high commissioner.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Then came the Chancellor's Commissioner to tell us that by the high favour of his master, we were to be headed in the early morn.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
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In news:

Longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern is a Jersey guy at heart – a Teaneck High grad who made it big.
A Davidson County commissioner accused of driving a pontoon boat while impaired on High Rock Lake and other charges has been found not guilty.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African Navanethem Pillay addresses her statement on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Monday, Dec 10, 2012.
Commissioner Martens Rejects Call For 'Independent' Health Study of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing.
US actress and UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie speaks during a press conference following a meeting with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Beirut Sept 12, 2012.
AUSTIN — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today honored Amy Beth Pyle , a senior from Trinity High School in Trinity, Texas, as the winner of the Texas Department of Agriculture's inaugural GROW award.
Racial achievement gap will figure highly, commissioner says.
Lebanon is now host to 154,387 registered Syrian refugees who have fled the 20-month-old conflict, Jordan has 142,664, Turkey 136,319, Iraq 65,449 and North Africa 11,740, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay cited the province's regulations of student protesters in her speech about human rights abusers.
Mary Robinson is the former President of Ireland and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Navi Pillay UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Commissioner Jerome Singleton of the S.C. High School League notified Hilton Head Principal Amanda O'Nan in a letter Wednesday.
DAVIDSON – Town planners and commissioners are proud of their high standards and strict development rules.
Brylynn is the Commissioner of Faculty Relations for the Associated Student Body of Ramona High School.
In January, Consumer Product Safety Commissioners voted a one-year stay for manufacturers and importers to test for high levels of lead and other toxins in children's products and certify their products meet new stringent CPSIA standards.
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