Definition of high commissioner in English:

high commissioner


  • See high commission

    • ‘Brian Barder was British ambassador to Ethiopia, Poland and Benin, and high commissioner in Nigeria and Australia.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last night the high commissioner, who is based at India's embassy in London, arrived at 7.20 pm for a meeting with members of the Indian Workers Association.’