An agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Let us hope against hopes that we will not need too many more of these and peace will prevail.
“An armistice was signed at Compiègne in November 1918; fighting at once stopped.”
“If only all sides would agree to an immediate armistice, we could stop burying our young.”