American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities by agreement of the opposing sides; an armistice.
- n. A respite from a disagreeable state of affairs.
- v. To end or be ended with a truce.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intermission of hostilities; specifically, a temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities mutually agreed upon by the commanders of two opposing forces, generally for some stipulated period, to admit of negotiation, or for some other purpose.
- n. Respite; temporary quiet or intermission of action, pain, contest, or the like.
- n. Reconciliation; peace.
- n. a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
- n. an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
- n. a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
- From Middle English trewes, triwes, trues, plural of trewe, triewe, true ‘faithfulness, assurance, pact’, from Old English trēowa, singularized plural of trēowe, from Proto-Germanic *trewwō (compare Dutch trouw, German Treue, Danish tro), noun form of *trewwjaz ‘trusty, faithful’. More at true. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English trewes, pl. of trewe, treaty, pledge, from Old English trēow; see deru- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On the 30th of August, the States expressed their readiness to agree to a long truce, provided, the adverse party 'would _so absolutely acknowledge them for free countries, as that it should not be questioned after the expiration of the truce_, that otherwise they could not listen to a truce.”
“I. iii.262 (35,4) long continu'd truce] Of this long _truce_ there has been no notice taken; in this very act it is said, that _Ajax coped”
“With each flare-up, it is clear that the term truce has taken on a diplomatic meaning distinct from actual events on the ground.”
“The sources said Al Qaida has offered what they termed a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
“And I think Hamas knows that destroying Israel is not something they're ever going to be able to accomplish, and they've talked openly about being receptive to a long term truce, which is already a concession from that 1988 charter document.”
“The sources said al Qaeda has offered what they termed a truce in exchange for a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
“The HCR bill and upcoming energy, climate and immigration issues as well as civil rights for gays, assumes that a truce is possible in this war.”
“Nicodemus – Nicodemus is a Nephilim who escaped the destruction of his kind and has been living in truce for over a thousand years … as long as he stays out of the affairs of mortals.”
“The terms of the truce is that those seeking to have their preferences respects as legitimate must do likewise for others.”
“It amazes me, everyone prays for world peace but the minute anyone sticks out a hand in truce, they get it bitten off by their own people. zap01”
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