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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Plural of true 'agreement' (14-17 centuries), from Old English treow 'keeping of a promise'

truce

noun
     
Related topics: Military
truce [countable]
PM an agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arranged:
They agreed to call a truce.
truce with/between
There was an uneasy truce between Alex and Dave over dinner.

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