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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  truce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armistice 
  n  :  a  state  of  peace  agreed  to  between  opponents  so  they  can 
  discuss  peace  terms  [syn:  {cease-fire},  {truce}] 




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