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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armistice, cease-fire, trucenoun

    a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms


  1. trucenoun

    a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties

  2. trucenoun

    an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time

  3. Etymology: From trewes, triwes, trues, plural of trewe, triewe, true ‘faithfulness, assurance, pact’, from treowa, singularized plural of treowe, from trewwō (compare Dutch trouw, German Treue, Danish tro), noun form of ‘trusty, faithful’. More at true.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trucenoun

    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. Trucenoun

    hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet


  1. Truce

    Truce is a 1982 studio album by Jack Bruce and Robin Trower.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truce

    trōōs, n. a suspension of hostilities between two armies or states for a period specially agreed upon: cessation.—n. Truce′-break′er, one who violates a truce or engagement.—adj. Truce′less, without truce: relentless.—Truce of God, in the 11th and 12th centuries, a cessation of private feuds observed in France, Italy, England, &c. from Wednesday evening to Monday morning in each week during Advent and Lent, and on certain of the principal saints' days and holy days of the Church.—Flag of truce (see Flag). [M. E. trewes, treowes, pl. of trewe, a truce; cf. True.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. truce

    The exhibition of a flag of truce has been religiously respected amongst civilized nations. It is a request by signal to desist from farther warfare, until the object of the truce requested has been acceded to or rejected.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. truce

    An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some time, the war still continuing. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particularly, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land. They are also absolute, indeterminate, and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead. During a truce, it is dishonorable to occupy more advanced ground, or to resort to any act which would confer advantage. A truce requires ordinarily to be confirmed by the commander-in-chief to become binding. It is lawful to break it before the prescribed period, on notice previously agreed on being given to the opposite party. This is called denouncing a truce.

Editors Contribution

  1. TRUCE

    a suspension of fighting especially of considerable duration by agreement of opposing forcesceasefire ,break,stay,rest,peace,treaty,interval,moratorium,respite,lull,cessation ,let-up (informal),armistice ,intermission ,cessation of hostilities;a respite especially from a disagreeable or painful state or action;a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties;an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time;a short interruption in a war or argument, or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time;a temporary agreement to stop fighting or arguing, or a brief interruption in a disagreement;A truce is an agreement between two people or groups of people to stop fighting or quarrelling for a short time.

    A truce was called in a dispute between unions and Amazon in France, allowing the online retailer to reopen warehouses in the country that had been shut since mid-April.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 13, 2020  

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Anagrams for truce »

  1. eruct

  2. cuter

  3. recut

  4. cruet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truce in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of truce in a Sentence

  1. Ould Cheikh Ahmed:

    This humanitarian truce now must transform into a permanent ceasefire and all violence must end no matter where it is ... in this spirit, I ask all parties to renew their commitment to this humanitarian truce for another five days.

  2. Shane Oliver:

    Markets want to believe that there will be some sort of resolution to this issue, some sort of lasting truce at least, even though the experience of the last 18 months doesn't give a lot of cause for comfort.

  3. Godspower Gbenekema:

    The issue of truce or not depends on the seriousness of the federal government to address the issues at stake.

  4. Panagiotis Lafazanis:

    The dilemma posed by the creditors, truce or destruction, is fake and terroristic and has been demolished in the public conscience.

  5. Mato Grosso:

    It's a truce due to the meeting this Tuesday in Brasilia.

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