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armistice vs. treaty

[ ahr-muh-stis ]
  1. a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
[ tree-tee ]
  1. a formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.
  2. the formal document embodying such an international agreement.
  3. any agreement or compact.

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