What is armistice?

  • (noun): A state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.
    Synonyms: cease-fire, truce


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.

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Armistice Day
... Armistice Day is still celebrated in many countries on the anniversary of the World War I 1918 armistice alternatively 11 November, or a Sunday near to it ...
Armistice Of Erzincan
... The Armistice of Erzincan or Erzincan Armistice ended the armed conflicts between Russia and Ottoman Empire in the Persian Campaign and Caucasus Campaign of the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I ... Before the Armistice, the Russian forces began to conduct withdrawals ... Armistice was a need for the Russian forces under their declined power ...
Armistice With Bulgaria (World War I)
... The Armistice with Bulgaria (also known as the Armistice of Thessalonica) was signed on September 29, 1918 at the Bulgaria Armistice Convention in ... The armistice effectively ended Bulgaria's participation in World War I on the side of the Central Powers coming into effect at the Bulgarian front at noon on 30 September, and regulated the demobilization ...
Scuttling Of The German Fleet In Scapa Flow - The Fleet Is Scuttled
... declaring that the Germans were to be treated as prisoners-of-war for having broken the armistice and they were destined for the prisoner-of-war camps at Nigg ... With an armistice in full operation you recommenced hostilities without notice by hoisting the German flag in the interned ships and proceeding to sink and ... my interpreter that you considered the Armistice had terminated ...
Treaty Of Florence - Agreements - Armistice of Foligno
... sent Colonel Micheroux to negotiate an armistice for one month ... With this preliminary armistice, the final armistice was signed in Foligno on 9 February a few days later ...