- The definition of a truce is an agreement between opponents or enemies to temporarily stop fighting.
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: Middle English trewes, plural of trewe, a pledge from Old English treow, compact, faith: see true
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- A temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities by agreement of the opposing sides; an armistice.
- A respite from a disagreeable state of affairs.
Origin: Middle English trewes, pl. of trewe, treaty, pledge, from Old English trēow; see deru- in Indo-European roots.