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Meaning of TRUCE

Pronunciation:  troos

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
 

TRUCE is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: armistice, cease-fire
 
 See Also: peace

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Truce\, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a
truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre['o]w
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.

 

 

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