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high commissioner

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chief commissioner or one of high rank.
  • n. A chief representative of the government of one country who is assigned to an ambassadorial post in another country.

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  • n. a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank

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Examples

  • With the FARC process stalled, there were some promising contacts in the spring of 2000 between the ELN leadership and a new high commissioner for peace, Camilo Gómez, Pastrana’s former private secretary.

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  • When Ricardo was named high commissioner for peace, his reluctance to delegate and difficulty in organizing a full-scale peace process would hurt Pastrana’s peace effort.

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  • I have, of course, spoken on a number of occasions to the high commissioner in Port Moresby, and I have also relayed and exchanged messages with my counterpart, Foreign Minister Sam Abal, on this matter.

    Hon Stephen Smith ��� Statement in the House 8:08, 11 August 2009

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