Truce

Definition of Truce

n.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.

Related Words

Pax Dei, Pax Romana, Peace of God, abeyance, accord, agreement, breather, breathing spell, buffer zone, caesura, compact, cooling-off period, day off, de-escalation, demilitarized zone, drop, hesitation, holiday, hollow truce, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermittence, interruption, lapse, layoff, letup, lull, modus vivendi, moratorium, neutral territory, pacification, pact, pause, pax in bello, peace, recess, reconciliation, remission, respite, rest, stand-down, stay, suspension, suspension of hostilities, temporary arrangement, treaty, treaty of peace, vacation, wind down
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