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flag of truce

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Definition of flag of truce in English:

noun

A white flag indicating a desire for a truce.
Example sentences
  • It is, of course, an act of trust and bravery to proceed toward enemy lines relying upon the honour of an opponent not to fire on men bearing a flag of truce.
  • He was hit in the leg and lost an eye but was rescued by two of his comrades and taken under a flag of truce to a field hospital.
  • Specific examples of perfidy include ‘the feigning of an intent to negotiate under a flag of truce or of a surrender’ and ‘the feigning of civilian, non-combatant status.’

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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