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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 truce /ˈtrus/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Truce n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can
          discuss peace terms [syn: armistice, cease-fire]