Definition of truce in English:

truce

Line breaks: truce
Pronunciation: /truːs
 
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noun

An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time: the guerrillas called a three-day truce
More example sentences
  • There were negotiations and truces and still more fighting.
  • There would be no truces or peace treaties, no draws.
  • No Greek state was allowed to fight during the truces proclaimed for the celebration of the Olympic and other Panhellenic Games.
Synonyms
ceasefire, armistice, suspension of hostilities, cessation of hostilities, peace; break, respite, lull, moratorium; treaty, peace treaty
informal let-up

Origin

Middle English trewes, trues (plural), from Old English trēowa, plural of trēow 'belief, trust', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch trouw and German Treue, also to true.

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