Webster 1913 Edition
treowes, pl. of
trewea truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS.
treówfidelity, faith, troth. See
A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.
Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
Where he may likeliest find
Truceto his restless thoughts.
Flag of truce
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
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.