1. Mil. A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.
2. Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.
Where he may likeliest find
Truce to his restless thoughts. --Milton.
Flag of truce Mil., a white flag carried or exhibited by one of the hostile parties, during the flying of which hostilities are suspended.
Truce of God, a suspension of arms promulgated by the church, which occasionally took place in the Middle Ages, putting a stop to private hostilities at or within certain periods.
n : a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can
discuss peace terms [syn: armistice, cease-fire]