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flag of truce

noun, Military
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.
Origin of flag of truce
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for flag of truce

flag of truce

a white flag indicating the peaceful intent of its bearer or an invitation to an enemy to negotiate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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