Definition of high commission in US English:

high commission


  • An embassy of one British Commonwealth country in another.

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


high commission

/hī kəˈmiSHən//haɪ kəˈmɪʃən/