Origin of armisticeFrench from Classical Latin arma, arms (see arm) + -stitium (as in solstitium, solstice) from sistere, to cause to stand, reduplicated, reduplication from stare, stand
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.
a temporary stopping of warfare by mutual agreement, as a truce preliminary to the signing of a peace treaty
A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
Origin of armisticeFrench from New Latin armistitium Latin arma arms ; see arm 2. Latin -stitium a stopping ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- A formal agreement to end fighting.
From French armistice.
- An armistice was concluded with effect from Nov.
- Towards the close of the armistice he learned the general situation of the allies.
- In June the battle of Friedland was fought, in which the Pavlograds did not take part, and after that an armistice was proclaimed.
- His signing of the armistice seemed to promise as much.
- That addressed by Thiers (November 9, 1870), on the proposed armistice, to the representatives of the great powers accredited to the government of national defence.