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truce

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noun \ˈtrüs\

Simple Definition of truce

  • : an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting, arguing, etc., for a certain period of time

Full Definition of truce

  1. 1 :  a suspension of fighting especially of considerable duration by agreement of opposing forces :  armistice, cease-fire

  2. 2 :  a respite especially from a disagreeable or painful state or action

Examples of truce

  1. There's been an uneasy truce between her and her parents for the past several months.

  2. <both sides agreed to a 24-hour truce beginning at midnight on Christmas Eve>



Origin of truce

Middle English trewes, plural of trewe agreement, from Old English trēow fidelity; akin to Old English trēowe faithful — more at true


First Known Use: 13th century


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truce

verb

Definition of truce

trucedtruc·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a truce

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to end with a truce



15th Century

First Known Use of truce

15th century



TRUCE Defined for Kids

truce

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noun \ˈtrüs\

Definition of truce

  1. :  an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting for a certain period of time





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