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TRUCE, intern. law. An agreement between belligerent parties, by which they
mutually engage to forbear all acts of hostility against each other for some
time, the war still continuing. Burlamaqui's N. & P. Law, part 4, c. 11,
2. Truces are of several kinds: general, extending to all the territories and dominions of both parties; and particular, restrained to particular places; as, for example, by sea, and not by land, &c. Id. part 4, c. 11, Sec. 5. They are also absolute, indeterminate and general; or limited and determined to certain things, for example, to bury the dead. Ib. idem. Vide 1 Kent, Com. 159; Com. Dig. Admiralty, E 8; Bac. Ab.;Prerogative, D 4; League; Peace; War.