Origin of truce
Examples from the Web for truce
“First of all, you are saving lives, and that matters,” said a source who has worked with the De Mistura team on the truce plan.
The Barzeh truce sparked outrage from commentators aligned with the opposition, who viewed it as little more than capitulation.
Overcome by their desire for a truce, accepted a tool of war as a symbol of peace.
A “truce” in the war on drugs, experts opined, may be just around the corner.Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users|Abby Haglage|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bloodiest day in the last three months of Ukrainian demonstrations comes after a truce seemed imminent.
Do I recognize the right of the persons from whom you come to send me a flag of truce?The White Scalper|Gustave Aimard
Then that ominous silence was broken by Castleman's call: "Bearer of flag of truce!"Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
It is possible that the "truce" so earnestly desired by Jefferson was arranged.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
But the primary feeling was that it was the South that had broken the truce.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
Society should make a truce occasionally, or proclaim an amnesty with offenders of our stamp.Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for truce
Word Origin for truce
Word Origin and History for truce
early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe "faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty," from Old English treow "faith, treaty," from Proto-Germanic *trewwo (cf. Old Frisian triuwe, Middle Dutch trouwe, Dutch trouw, Old High German triuwa, German treue, Gothic triggwa "faith, faithfulness"). Related to Old English treowe "faithful" (see true).
The Germanic word was borrowed into Late Latin as tregua, hence French trève, Italian tregua. Trucial States, the pre-1971 name of the United Arab Emirates, is attested from 1891, in reference to the 1835 maritime truce between Britain and the Arab sheiks of Oman.