Meaning of ARMISTICE in English

/ahr"meuh stis/ , n.

a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce: World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.

[ 1655-65; armistitium, equiv. to L armi- (comb. form of arma ARM 2 ) + -stitium a stopping ( stit- (var. s. of sistere to stop; see STAND) + -ium -IUM) ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .