Meaning of high commissioner

high' commis'sioner

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a representative of one sovereign member of the Commonwealth of Nations in the country of another, having a rank and responsibilities generally similar to those of an ambassador.
  2. the chief of a special international commission or other organization.
  3. the head of government in a mandate, protectorate, possession, or the like.
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