cease-fire


cease–fire

noun \ˈsēs-ˈfi(-ə)r\

: an agreement to stop fighting a war for a period of time so that a permanent agreement can be made to end the war

Full Definition of CEASE-FIRE

1
:  a military order to cease firing
2
:  a suspension of active hostilities

First Known Use of CEASE-FIRE

1859

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