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Webster 1913 Edition


Truce

Truce

,
Noun.
[OE.
trewes
,
triwes
,
treowes
, pl. of
trewe
a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS.
treów
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.
Where he may likeliest find
Truce
to his restless thoughts.
Milton.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Truce

TRUCE

, n.
1.
In war, a suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders; a temporary cessation of hostilities, either for negotiation or other purpose.
2.
Intermission of action, pain or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
There he may find
Truce to his restless thoughts.

Definition 2023


truce

truce

English

Noun

truce (plural truces)

  1. a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
  2. an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 4
      They should meet that night on some neutral spot to ratify the truce.

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Adjective

truce m, f (masculine and feminine plural truci)

  1. grim
  2. cruel