When two warring sides decide to call it quits, it's called a truce — an agreement to end the fighting.

When there's a truce, the two sides stop attacking each other, catch their breath, and try to work out a peace deal. A truce isn't a permanent solution: it's more like a time-out. People with other kinds of conflicts talk about truces, too. If you and your sister are in an ongoing battle, one of you could say, "Can we please call a truce?" That means you'll take a break from squabbling, at least for a while.

Definitions of truce

n a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

armistice, cease-fire
Type of:
the state prevailing during the absence of war

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