Part of speech: noun

A suspension of hostilities; a truce.

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Usage examples "armistice":

  1. A request for an armistice for some purpose? - "The Burial of the Guns", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. " An Armistice, Sir Nicholas," he cried joyously. - "Man and Maid", Elinor Glyn.
  3. On the 24th, the Governor received another message from the King of Jocardo, begging him to extend the armistice for another day, the distance to the different towns being so great. - "The History of the First West India Regiment", A. B. Ellis.