armistice


armistice
A suspending or cessation of hostilities between belligerent nations or forces for a considerable time. An armistice differs from a mere "suspension of arms" (q.v.) in that the latter is concluded for very brief periods and for local military purposes only, whereas an armistice not only covers a longer period, but is agreed upon for political purposes. It is said to be general if it relates to the whole area of the war, and partial if it relates to only a portion of that area.
@ partial armicstice
Partial armistices are sometimes called truces (q.v.) but there is no hard and fast distinction
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  • armistice — (n.) 1707, from Fr. armistice (1680s), coined on the model of L. solstitium (see SOLSTICE (Cf. solstice)), etc., from L. arma arms (see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.2)) + stitium (used only in compounds), from sistere cause to stand (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Armistice — Ar mis*tice, n. [F. armistice, fr. (an assumed word) L. armistitium; arma arms + stare, statum (combining form, stitum), to stand still.] A cessation of arms for a short time, by convention; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armistice — *truce, cease fire, peace …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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