high command


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high command

n.
1. The supreme headquarters of a military force.
2. The most powerful leaders of an organization.

high command

n
(Military) the commander-in-chief and senior officers of a nation's armed forces

high′ command′


n.
1. the leadership or highest authority of a military command or other organization.
2. the highest headquarters of a military force.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high command - the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)high command - the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE - the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
leaders, leadership - the body of people who lead a group; "the national leadership adopted his plan"
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high command

n (Mil) → stato maggiore
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Often they rose to positions of high command, so it was not the note of authority in the fellow's voice that seemed remarkable; but something else--a quality that was indefinable, yet as distinct as it was familiar.
You can tell him, sir," answered a voice which was the voice of high command in the battle-field, "that he sent against me the only two men capable of getting the better of four men; of fighting man to man, without discomfiture, against the Comte de la Fere and the Chevalier d'Herblay, and of surrendering only to fifty men!
She had seen him first months since when he had entered the headquarters of the German high command in East Africa and carried off the luckless Major Schneider, of whose fate no hint had ever reached the German officers; and she had seen him again upon that occasion when he had rescued her from the clutches of the lion and, after explaining to her that he had recognized her in the British camp, had made her prisoner.
It is impossible to decide whether there is really any truth in this account of Nennius, or whether it springs wholly from the imagination of the Britons, attempting to solace themselves for their national overthrow; but it allows us to believe if we choose that sometime in the early sixth century there was a British leader of the name of Arthur, who by military genius rose to high command and for a while beat back the Saxon hordes.
Spain has provided evidence showing that Montano participated in a meeting of the High Command where the order to kill the priests was given.
The Congress high command has also woken up to the seriousness of the issue and party vice president Rahul Gandhi had meetings scheduled on Friday with a number of senior Congress leaders from Kerala.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that an FIR was filed against Yeddyurappa and Kumar on the basis of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report in which the lab cleared the voice of both the leaders in a leaked video where they spoke about money transaction done by local political leaders to their high commands.
Vaghela yesterday said the party high command had expelled him, but stressed he was not going to join the BJP.
Studies of the US Civil War tend to focus on battle and campaigns at the expense of high command and strategy, says Green.
Unhappy with the response from the party high command, Roy Barman -- ex- president of Tripura Congress Committee and also the leader of the Opposition in state Assembly -- resigned from the Congress and joined the TMC along with five other Congress MLAs this month.
The high command assured me that I will be made Chief Minister within six-months.
This support will enable the PNTL High Command to directly implement and monitor their five year Strategic Action Plan (2014-2018) and translate this plan into workable annual plans for all PNTL units and districts.