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|Peter Schwartzstein|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By the time the Armistice was signed in 1918, a British woman aged 16-32 stood only a one-in-ten chance of marriage.
After the Armistice, Brazier hosted one of her popular pig roasts at Col de la Luère, hiring a clown and a marching band.
The fighting had stopped with nothing more solid than an armistice.Between Two Catastrophes: Look at Syria, and Question Everyone's Stories about 1948|Gershom Gorenberg|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Legal jurisdiction would go in accordance with the 1949 armistice agreement.
An armistice is the cessation of active hostilities for a period agreed between belligerents.International Law|George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
The signing of the armistice saw the difficulties of supplying soluble coffee about overcome.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
The treacherous enemy having broken the armistice, the burning of the Palace-castle of Chapultepec followed soon arter.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
Germany was supplied under the approval of the Allies in accordance with the armistice agreement.Herbert Hoover|Vernon Kellogg
No doubt was felt that the armistice was the result of the capture of Tientsin.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
British Dictionary definitions for armistice
Word Origin for armistice
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.