When two people who were in an argument agree to stop fighting and get along, this is an example of a truce.
- a temporary cessation of warfare by agreement between the belligerents; armistice; cease-fire
- any pause in or respite from quarreling, conflict, trouble, etc.
Origin of truceMiddle English trewes, plural of trewe, a pledge from Old English treow, compact, faith: see true
- A temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities by agreement of the opposing sides; an armistice.
- A respite from a disagreeable state of affairs.
tr. & intr.v.truced, truc·ing, truc·es
Origin of truceMiddle English trewes pl. of trewe treaty, pledge from Old English trēow ; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English trewes, triwes, trues, plural of trewe, triewe, true "˜faithfulness, assurance, pact', from Old English trÄ“owa, singularized plural of trÄ“owe, from Proto-Germanic *trewwÅ (compare Dutch trouw, German Treue, Danish tro), noun form of *triwwiz (“trusty, faithful"). More at true.