post armistice


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

1655–65; < French < Medieval Latin armistitium, equivalent to Latin armi- (combining form of arma arm2) + -stitium a stopping (stit- (variant stem of sistere to stop; see stand) + -ium -ium)

postarmistice, noun Unabridged
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armistice (ˈɑːmɪstɪs)
an agreement between opposing armies to suspend hostilities in order to discuss peace terms; truce
[C18: from New Latin armistitium, from Latin arma arms + sistere to stop, stand still]

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Word Origin & History

1707, from Fr. armistice, coined 1688 on the model of L. solstitium (see solstice), etc., from L. arma "arms" (see arm (2)) + -stitium (used only in compounds), from sistere "cause to stand" (see assist). Ger. Waffenstillstand
is a loan-transl. from Fr. Armistice Day (1919) marked the end of the Great War of 1914-18 on Nov. 11, 1918. In Britain, after World War II, it merged with Remembrance Day. In U.S., Armistice Day became a national holiday in 1926. In 1954, to honor World War II and Korean War veterans as well, it was re-dubbed Veterans Day.
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