Definition of TRUCE,


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, §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, §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.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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