armistice

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ar·mi·stice

noun \ˈär-mə-stəs\

: an agreement to stop fighting a war

Full Definition of ARMISTICE

:  temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between the opponents :  truce

Examples of ARMISTICE

  1. <both sides in the conflict agreed to an armistice during the solemn holy days>

Origin of ARMISTICE

French or New Latin; French, from New Latin armistitium, from Latin arma + -stitium (as in solstitium solstice)
First Known Use: 1706

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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