The definition of an armistice is an agreement for a temporary stop to a war.noun
The treaty between the Allies and Germany to end World War I is an example of a famous armistice.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < L arma, arms (see arm) + -stitium (as in solstitium, solstice) < sistere, to cause to stand, redupl. < stare, stand
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Origin: French, from New Latin armistitium : Latin arma, arms; see arm2 + Latin -stitium, a stopping; see stā- in Indo-European roots.