Definition of high commission in English:

high commission


  • An embassy of one Commonwealth country in another.

    ‘the Australian High Commission in Port Vila’
    • ‘Diplomats at the British high commission have been put on full alert and told to prepare for an evacuation at any time.’
    • ‘Security was also tightened around the British and Australian high commissions.’
    • ‘Britain closed its embassy in Indonesia and high commission in Singapore.’
    • ‘The police force regularly updates the high commission in Delhi with progress and the investigation is constantly reviewed.’
    • ‘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.’


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