flag truce

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:
1620–30

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flag of truce
 
n
a white flag indicating the peaceful intent of its bearer or an invitation to an enemy to negotiate

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