flag of truce

noun phrase

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

Examples of flag of truce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later that night, a soldier bearing a flag of truce asks Jamie to accompany him to the British camp. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2023

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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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“Flag of truce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20of%20truce. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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