cease-fire

[ sees-fahyuh r ]
/ ˈsisˈfaɪər /

noun

a cessation of hostilities; truce.
Military. an order issued for a cease-fire.

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Origin of cease-fire

First recorded in 1840–50; noun use of verb phrase cease fire
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