Truce of God

Definition of Truce of God

: the cessation of hostilities between armies or individuals during part of the week (as from Wednesday evening to Monday morning) and during various holy seasons enjoined and imperfectly enforced in western Europe by the church from 1027 to as late as the 13th century — compare peace of god

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History and Etymology for Truce of God

translation of Medieval Latin Treuga Dei

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“Truce of God.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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