What does armistice mean?

Definitions for armistice
ˈɑr mə stɪsarmistice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armistice, cease-fire, truce(noun)

    a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms

Wiktionary

  1. armistice(Noun)

    A formal agreement to end fighting.

  2. Origin: From armistice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Armistice(noun)

    a cessation of arms for a short time, by convention; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement; a truce

  2. Origin: [F. armistice, fr. (an assumed word) L. armistitium; arma arms + stare, statum (combining form, -stitum), to stand still.]

Freebase

  1. Armistice

    An armistice is a situation in a war where the warring parties agree to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, since it might be just a cessation of hostilities while an attempt is made to negotiate a lasting peace. It is derived from the Latin arma, meaning weapons and statium, meaning a stopping. A truce or ceasefire usually refers to a temporary cessation of hostilities for an agreed limited time or within a limited area. A truce may be needed in order to negotiate an armistice. An armistice is a modus vivendi and is not the same as a peace treaty, which may take months or even years to agree on. The 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement is a major example of an armistice which has not been followed by a peace treaty. The United Nations Security Council often imposes or tries to impose cease-fire resolutions on parties in modern conflicts. Armistices are always negotiated between the parties themselves and are thus generally seen as more binding than non-mandatory UN cease-fire resolutions in modern international law. The key aspect in an armistice is the fact that fighting ends with no one surrendering. This is in contrast to an unconditional surrender, which is a surrender by one side without conditions, except for those provided by international law.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Armistice

    ärm′ist-is, n. a short suspension of hostilities: a truce. [Fr.—Low L. armistitium, from L. arma, arms, sistĕrestitum, to stop.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. armistice

    In international law, a suspension or temporary cessation of hostilities by agreement between belligerent powers.

Editors Contribution

  1. armistice

    An agreement between two or more countries and states to create and maintain peace in their country or state and with each other and to create and establish peace talks, a peace process to ensure peace and harmony for all inhabitants.

    North Korea and south Korea signed an armistice to create peace.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on May 8, 2016

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of armistice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of armistice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. General Vincent Brooks:

    Self-restraint, which is a choice, is all that separates armistice and war.

  2. Lloyd Bonfield:

    One would probably need to go back to the UN-brokered armistice between Croatia and Yugoslavia in 1992 to ascertain the borders of Croatia, if this land was not within Croatia’s borders, it likely remained part of Yugoslavia and that part of Yugoslavia is now Serbia. It is difficult to see how it would be part of neither.

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