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cease–fire

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noun \ˈsēs-ˈfi(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of cease–fire

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cease–fire

  1. 1 :  a military order to cease firing

  2. 2 :  a suspension of active hostilities

1859

First Known Use of cease–fire

1859


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