From Middle English trewes, triwes, trues, plural of trewe, triewe, true ‘faithfulness, assurance, pact’, from Old English trēowa, singularized plural of trēow, trȳw (“faith; pledge; agreement”), from Proto-Germanic *trewwō (compare Dutch trouw, German Treue, Danish tro), noun form of *triwwiz (“trusty, faithful”). More at true.
truce (plural truces)
- a period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
- an agreement between opposed parties in which they pledge to cease fighting for a limited time
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