Since he was not given plenipotentiary poweres by his government, he could not commit his country without consulting his superiors.
According to the dictionary,
a word 'commit' has many meanings like the below.
1.to give in trust or charge; consign.
2.to consign for preservation:
3.to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question
4.to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; pledge:
5.to entrust, especially for safekeeping; commend:
6.to do; perform; perpetrate:
7.to consign to custody
I'm not sure which one suits in the sentence I quoted.
I guess 6 is correct.
Does 'commit one's country' mean 'manage one's country'?