Adjective "armistice" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
  1. 'The fighting lasted until July 27 1953 when an armistice was signed.'
  2. 'In September 1943, when the Italians signed an armistice, he escaped and reached safety in Switzerland.'
  3. 'Lenin immediately asked the German High Command for an armistice, and in December both sides met to discuss peace terms at Brest-Litovsk.'
  4. 'In March 1940, he led the delegation that negotiated with Molotov for an armistice and peace settlement.'
  5. 'Hard-liners on both sides have been stepping up calls to abandon the armistice.'
  6. 'He claims that in most respects the terms of the armistice provided the foundations of those of the peace treaty.'
  7. 'North and South Korea remain in a state of armistice with no peace agreement signed at the end of the war.'
  8. 'Exactly 85 years ago the armistice was signed ending at the end of the Great War, the bloodiest conflict in history.'
  9. 'November 1918 was an armistice, but the war didn't end officially until the peace treaty in June 1919.'
  10. 'Both sides agreed to an armistice to bury the dead and collect the wounded.'

More definitions

1. a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 191

More examples(as adjective)

"agreements can be armistice."

"treaties can be armistice."

"issues can be armistice."

"fightings can be armistice."

"arrangements can be armistice."

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Early 18th century: from French, or from modern Latin armistitium, from arma ‘arms’ (see arm) + -stitium ‘stoppage’.