truce

(redirected from truces)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to truces: trusses
See: cessation, conciliation, halt, interruption, interval, lull, pause, peace, treaty

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, Sec. 1.
     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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The rebel group Jaish al Islam said in a statement that, despite the announced truce, government and allied forces had attacked the town of Maydaa, in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus.
US Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the announcement, adding that discussions were under way to try to extend the truce.
The truce was reached late Tuesday and officially went into effect Wednesday. U.S.
Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has struggled through intense violence for nearly two weeks as diplomats have worked to rebuild the February truce. Approximately 300 people have died during that time, with hospitals and civilian buildings hit.
They then came together to perform the song to mark the truces from 100 years ago.
Dr Megoran and his team have put together a resource pack for schools and churches to help them commemorate the truces..
Heaton Baptist Church in Newcastle upon Tyne and the Northumberland Hussars - who were present at the first Christmas truce 100 years ago - are hosting a commemoration service of peace on Sunday, December 21, at 6pm.
Agreement on the truces varies according to the FSA's strength and resources, as well as geography, activists say.
Another FSA source said truces were more likely to be resisted in areas where the FSA has greater firepower and resources.
An academic appealed for help yesterday to establish whether British and German troops really played football matches during the Christmas truce of 1914.
A holiday that both sides recognize might do it, as happened in the Christmas truce during World War I.
The story of the Christmas Truce is a popular holiday story in Europe, highlighting a moment of hope in a dark and dreary war.