Truce


Truce
Recorded in several forms including Truss, Trusse, Trussler, Trusslove, Trusslowe, Trussman, Truce and Truse, this unusual and interesting name is of early medieval English and possibly French origins. It is an occupational surname either for maker of harness, a courier or contractor, one who carried parcels or bundles, or possibly for a professional hunter of wild animals! It is said to derive from the pre 7th century Old French verb "trousser" meaning to truss or bind, and was and sometimes still is, recorded with a suffix such as -man meaning a bagman, or -love, meaning a bondsman from the Scandanavian word 'lof', or as a short form of the medieval and probably extinct surname Trussharness, first recorded in the year 1281, when Agaes Trussharness is given as being an oastler in London. The surname development includes: Robert Truss of Suffolk in the year 1202, Nicholas Trusselove of Sussex in 1296, and Thomas Truslowe of Wiltshire in 1524. Later recordings from surviving church registers include the marriage of Henry Trussler and Alice Leliet at Aldingbourne, Sussex, on June 22nd 1559, and the marriage of Anne Truse and John Hopwood at St Mary Mounthaw in the city of London, on April 16th 1648. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • truce — truce, *cease fire, armistice, peace are comparable when they mean a state of suspension of hostilities or an agreement for suspending hostilities. The first three terms are commonly interchangeable and each of them can sometimes replace peace,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Truce — Truce, n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth. See {True}.] 1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truce — [ trus ] noun count an agreement between two people or groups involved in a war, fight, or disagreement to stop it for a period of time: At least 750 people have died since the truce ended. call a truce (=agree to stop fighting or arguing): They… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • truce — [tru:s] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Plural of true agreement (14 17 centuries), from Old English treow keeping of a promise ] an agreement between enemies to stop fighting or arguing for a short time, or the period for which this is arranged ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • truce — early 13c., triws, variant of trewes, originally plural of trewe faith, assurance of faith, covenant, treaty, from O.E. treow faith, treaty, from P.Gmc. *trewwo (Cf. O.Fris. triuwe, M.Du. trouwe, Du. trouw, O.H.G. triuwa, Ger. treue, Goth.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • truce — truce·less; truce; …   English syllables

  • truce — index cessation (interlude), conciliation, halt, interruption, interval, lull, pause, peace …   Law dictionary

  • truce — agg. [dal lat. trux ucis ]. 1. [che esprime minaccia, che incute spavento: uno sguardo t. ] ▶◀ bieco, minaccioso, sinistro, (non com.) torto, torvo, (region.) trucido, (lett.) truculento. ◀▶ benevolo, benigno, bonario. 2. (estens.) [che dimostra… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • truce — [n] peaceful solution accord, agreement, amnesty, armistice, break, breather*, ceasefire, cessation, de escalation, detente, halt, intermission, interval, letup, lull, moratorium, olive branch*, pause, peace, reconciliation, reprieve, respite,… …   New thesaurus

  • truce — ► NOUN ▪ an agreement between enemies to stop fighting for a certain time. ORIGIN Old English, «belief, trust»; related to TRUE(Cf. ↑trueness) …   English terms dictionary

  • truce — [tro͞os] n. [ME trewes, pl. of trewe, a pledge < OE treow, compact, faith: see TRUE] 1. a temporary cessation of warfare by agreement between the belligerents; armistice; cease fire 2. any pause in or respite from quarreling, conflict, trouble …   English World dictionary


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