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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

trucen. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. treów fidelity, faith, troth. See True.].
  •  A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.  [1913 Webster]
    "Where he may likeliest find
    Truce to his restless thoughts.
    "  [1913 Webster]
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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

truce, n.
1 a temporary agreement to cease hostilities.
2 a suspension of private feuding or bickering.

Derivative
truceless adj.
Etymology
ME trew(e)s (pl.) f. OE treow, rel. to TRUE

DEVIL DICTIONARY

truce

n. Friendship.

THESAURUS

truce

Pax Dei, Pax Romana, Peace of God, abeyance, accord, agreement, armistice, break, breather, breathing spell, buffer zone, caesura, cease-fire, compact, cooling-off period, day off, de-escalation, demilitarized zone, drop, hesitation, holiday, hollow truce, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interruption, interval, 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

ROGET THESAURUS

truce

Peace

N peace, amity, harmony, tranquility, calm, truce, peace treaty, accord, peace pipe, pipe of peace, calumet of peace, piping time of peace, quiet life, neutrality, dove of peace, white dove, dove, pax Romana, Pax Americana, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, calm, tranquil, untroubled, halcyon, bloodless, neutral, dovish, the storm blown over, the lion lies down with the lamb, all quiet on the Potomac, paritur pax bello, peace hath her victories no less renowned than war, they make a desert and they call it peace.

Pacification

N pacification, conciliation, reconciliation, reconcilement, shaking of hands, accommodation, arrangement, adjustment, terms, compromise, amnesty, deed of release, peace offering, olive branch, calumet of peace, preliminaries of peace, truce, armistice, suspension of arms, suspension of hostilities, stand-down, breathing time, convention, modus vivendi, flag of truce, white flag, parlementaire, cartel, hollow truce, pax in bello, drawn battle, conciliatory, composing, pacified, requiescat in pace.

Cessation

N cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence, intermission, remission, suspense, suspension, interruption, stop, stopping, closure, stoppage, halt, arrival, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance, cloture, dead stop, dead stand, dead lock, finis, cerrado, blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration, comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop, end, death, I pause for a reply.


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