From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Armistice \Ar"mis*tice\, noun [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 truce.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "armistice": Pax Dei, Pax Romana, Peace of God, breathing spell, buffer zone, cease-fire, cooling-off period, demilitarized zone, hollow truce, modus vivendi, neutral territory, pacification, pax in bello, peace, stand-down, suspension of hostilities, temporary arrangement, treaty of peace, truce
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