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
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
A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce.
Origin of armisticeFrench, from New Latin armistitium : Latin arma, arms; see arm2 + Latin -stitium, a stopping; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- A formal agreement to end fighting.
From French armistice.