- a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
Origin of armistice
Examples from the Web for armistice
Life along the Armistice line showcases some of the worst excesses of both sides.The Gaza War Has Left Jerusalem More Divided Than Ever
August 24, 2014
By the time the Armistice was signed in 1918, a British woman aged 16-32 stood only a one-in-ten chance of marriage.The Tragic, Heroic Women of World War I
June 29, 2014
After the Armistice, Brazier hosted one of her popular pig roasts at Col de la Luère, hiring a clown and a marching band.The Queen of the French Kitchen
March 26, 2014
The fighting had stopped with nothing more solid than an armistice.Between Two Catastrophes: Look at Syria, and Question Everyone's Stories about 1948
September 23, 2013
Legal jurisdiction would go in accordance with the 1949 armistice agreement.Two States With Open Borders
March 13, 2013
November 1st, Turkey was forced by Russia to agree to an armistice of eight weeks.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
On the 9th, Nelson landed again, to conclude the terms of the armistice.
A difficulty arose respecting the duration of the armistice.
The spring is coming on, and the armistice is only a trap laid for the Prussians.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
When the Armistice had come the Belgian Government tried to thank him.Herbert Hoover
- an agreement between opposing armies to suspend hostilities in order to discuss peace terms; truce
Word Origin and History for armistice
1707, from French armistice (1680s), coined on the model of Latin solstitium (see solstice), etc., from Latin arma "arms" (see arm (n.2)) + -stitium (used only in compounds), from sistere "cause to stand" (see assist).
The word is attested in English from 1660s in the Latin form armistitium. German Waffenstillstand is a loan-translation from French. Armistice Day (1919) marked the end of the Great War of 1914-18 on Nov. 11, 1918. In Britain, after World War II, it merged with Remembrance Day. In U.S., Armistice Day became a national holiday in 1926. In 1954, to honor World War II and Korean War veterans as well, it was re-dubbed Veterans Day.