flag of truce


flag of truce
Date: 1582 a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy as an invitation to conference or parley

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  • Flag of truce — Truce Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flag of truce — flag′ of truce′ n. mil a white flag displayed to the enemy as an invitation to suspend military hostilities temporarily and confer • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • flag of truce — n. a white flag shown to an enemy to indicate a desire to confer or parley …   English World dictionary

  • flag of truce — noun flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑white flag • Hypernyms: ↑flag * * * : a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy as an invitation to conference or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flag of truce — noun a white flag indicating a desire for a truce …   English new terms dictionary

  • flag of truce — Mil. 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. [1620 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • flag of truce — A white flag displayed by one of two belligerent parties to notify the other party that communication and a cessation of hostilities are desired …   Black's law dictionary

  • flag of truce — A white flag displayed by one of two belligerent parties to notify the other party that communication and a cessation of hostilities are desired …   Black's law dictionary

  • Truce — Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truce of God — Truce Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English