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flag of truce

n. pl. flags of truce
A white flag brought or displayed to an enemy as a request for a conference or as a signal of surrender.

flag of truce

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(Military) a white flag indicating the peaceful intent of its bearer or an invitation to an enemy to negotiate

flag′ of truce′


n.
a white flag displayed to the enemy as an invitation to suspend military hostilities temporarily and confer.
[1620–30]
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Noun1.flag of truce - flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truceflag of truce - flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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London, May 24 (ANI): A Sunday Times report has claimed that two senior leaders of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam had begged their correspondent to initiate moves for their surrender to the authorities, but were killed as they were waving white flags of truce.
Modern plane hijackers, suicide-bombers, and their ilk don't generally exhibit any of this kind of old-fashioned restraint, or believe in archaic niceties like flags of truce, never mind ordering take-out.
But it also said insurgents had used white flags of truce to entice the Americans then fired on them.