flag of truce

noun phrase

: a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy as an invitation to conference or parley

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flag of truce was in 1582

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Cite this Entry

“Flag of truce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20of%20truce. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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