Truce(?), n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. trew fidelity, faith, troth. See True.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.
2. Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
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Flag of truce
(Mil.), a white flag carried or exhibited by one of the hostile parties, during the flying of which hostilities are suspended. --
Truce of God, a suspension of arms promulgated by the church, which occasionally took place in the Middle Ages, putting a stop to private hostilities at or within certain periods.
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