armistice armistice  /ˈɑr mə stəs/


  • (n) a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms



  1. In Cairo, a Bulgarian armistice mission waited.
  2. The armistice that the combatants signed 15 years ago led to one of the longest truces in the modern history of warfare.
  3. Israel's invasion of Sinai was another violation of the whole armistice agreement; and Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion has called the armistice a dead letter.


  1. Two Koreas strike cautious accord on high-level talks

    Seoul (AFP) June 10, 2013 North and South Korea struck Monday a patchy agreement to hold a high-level meeting in Seoul, following marathon talks aimed at rebuilding trust after months of soaring tension and threats of nuclear war. Sunday's preparatory talks, held in the border truce village of Panmunjom where the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean War was signed, were the first between the two ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Space War

  2. Sacred Service

    MARTINSBURG -In 1917, a year before the armistice that would end World War I, John S. Shumaker was born into a loving family in the Shenandoah Valley.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Martinsburg Journal

  3. Israel aims to stay out of Syria conflict despite Golan friction

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel aims to stay out of Syria's civil war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, despite violence eroding security on the Golan Heights border area. The strategic plateau, most of which has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 war, saw fierce fighting last week between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and Syrian rebels near the armistice line ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Speaking after two days of meetings with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, Bush said, "I believe that any peace agreement between them will require mutually agreed adjustments to the armistice lines...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "If North Korea is genuinely prepared to completely and verifiably eliminate their nuclear weapons program, the Obama administration will be willing to normalize bilateral relations, replace the peninsula's long-standing armistice agreements with a...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews

  3. "There will be no simple moment of surrender to mark the journey's end - no armistice or banner headline," Obama told the over 20,000 in attendance. "Though we have had more success in eliminating al Qaeda leaders in recent months than in...
    on May 22, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

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