In warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose. (Typically only temporary).(noun)
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Use "ceasefire" in a sentence
"Israeli policy is not to use the term ceasefire as it makes Hamas an equal partner."
"Hamas therefore should play its part in nonviolent resistance and state building by enforcing a hudna, a long-term ceasefire with Israel without recognizing Israel, in order to test Israel's intentions and behavior, and in order to create the space for a viable two-state solution to be realized."
"A fragile ceasefire is in place but earlier this month the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility for deadly car bombings in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, on the 50th anniversary of the country's independence."