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.
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.