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Truce

n.1.(Mil.) 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.Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
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.
Noun1.Trucetruce - a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

TRUCE, intern. law. 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. Burlamaqui's N. & P. Law, part 4, c. 11, Sec. 1.
     2. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particular, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land, &c. Id. part 4, c. 11, Sec. 5. They are also absolute, indeterminate and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead. Ib. idem. Vide 1 Kent, Com. 159; Com. Dig. Admiralty, E 8; Bac. Ab.;Prerogative, D 4; League; Peace; War.

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