flag of truce


noun Military.

a white flag displayed as an invitation to the enemy to confer, or carried as a sign of peaceful intention by one sent to deal with the enemy.

Origin of flag of truce

First recorded in 1620–30
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flag of truce

noun

a white flag indicating the peaceful intent of its bearer or an invitation to an enemy to negotiate

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