Definition of armistice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɑːmɪstɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrmɪstɪs//
[singular] Peacekeeping
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a formal agreement during a war to stop fighting and discuss making peace synonym ceasefire The armistice was signed on 4 December. Wordfinderagreement, armistice, ceasefire, disengage, negotiate, peace, reparations, surrender, treaty, truce See related entries: Peacekeeping Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, or from modern Latin armistitium, from arma ‘armour, arms’ + -stitium ‘stoppage’.
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