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Definition of "armistice" []

  • A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "armistice" in a sentence
  • "An armistice is a cessation; it leaves to a peace agreement the actual setting of borders and boundaries."
  • "These efforts resulted in armistice agreements between the new state of Israel and four of its Arab neighbours:"
  • "The proposal was, as I have said, a daring one, for an armistice is more than a cease-fire; an armistice, in the accepted meaning of the word, is in effect a preliminary to peace."