armistice

armistice
noun Etymology: French or New Latin; French, from New Latin armistitium, from Latin arma + -stitium (as in solstitium solstice) Date: circa 1707 temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between the opponents ; truce

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  • armistice — [ armistis ] n. m. • 1680; n. f. XVIIIe; lat. médiév. armisticium, de arma « armes » et sistere « arrêter », sur le modèle de interstitium « intervalle de temps » ♦ Convention conclue entre les belligérants afin de suspendre les hostilités. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • armistice — index cessation (interlude), halt, interruption, lull, pause, peace, treaty Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • armistice — ARMISTICE. subs. m. Suspension d armes. Un long armistice. Convenir d un armistice. Rompre l armistice. Armistice de quelques jours. L armistice ne fut pas de durée, ne tarda pas à cesser, à expirer …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • armistice — (n.) 1707, from Fr. armistice (1680s), coined on the model of L. solstitium (see SOLSTICE (Cf. solstice)), etc., from L. arma arms (see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.2)) + stitium (used only in compounds), from sistere cause to stand (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • Armistice — Ar mis*tice, n. [F. armistice, fr. (an assumed word) L. armistitium; arma arms + stare, statum (combining form, stitum), to stand still.] A cessation of arms for a short time, by convention; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armistice — *truce, cease fire, peace …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • armistice — [n] peace establishing agreement ceasefire, suspension, treaty, truce; concepts 230,684 Ant. dispute, fight, war …   New thesaurus

  • armistice — ► NOUN ▪ a truce. ORIGIN French, from Latin arma armour, arms + stitium stoppage …   English terms dictionary

  • armistice — [är′mə stis] n. [Fr < L arma, arms (see ARM2) + stitium (as in solstitium, SOLSTICE) < sistere, to cause to stand, redupl. < stare, STAND] a temporary stopping of warfare by mutual agreement, as a truce preliminary to the signing of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Armistice — Un armistice est une convention signée par plusieurs gouvernements mettant fin à des hostilités entre armées en temps de guerre. Mais il ne met pas fin officiellement à la guerre. C’est le jour qui marque officiellement la fin d’un conflit ; …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Armistice — An armistice is a situation where the warring parties agree to stop fighting. It is not necessarily the end of a war, but can instead be just a cease fire. It is derived from the Latin arma , meaning weapons and statium , meaning a stopping. A… …   Wikipedia

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