- The definition of an armistice is an agreement for a temporary stop to a war.
The treaty between the Allies and Germany to end World War I is an example of a famous armistice.
armistice definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin arma, arms (see arm) plush -stitium (as in solstitium, solstice) ; from sistere, to cause to stand, reduplicated, reduplication ; from stare, stand
armistice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from New Latin armistitium : Latin arma, arms; see arm2 + Latin -stitium, a stopping; see stā- in Indo-European roots.