What is the Meaning of: Armistice | Concept and Definition of: Armistice

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From the latin armistitium, an armistice is the termination/suspension of hostilities, as agreed between armies during wartime. The armistice is therefore a ceasefire, but does not necessarily involve the signing of a peace treaty.
In general, the armistices agreed to suspend the battles during a special term, as the Greek cities which has not attacked during the Olympic Games or the Christian armies who accepted a temporary peace at Christmas time.
On some occasions, negotiate an armistice may fail unless the conflict is stopped. This means that despite negotiations between the leaders or the authorities of the warring factions, the armed forces maintain their confrontation in the absence of an alliance.
Often, the armistices materialize, but not necessarily the signing of a peace treaty. This is the case of Korea and South Korea from the North, who have established an armistice in 1953, but who have never signed a peace treaty.
In general, we can say that the armistice is the first step for a peace treaty. Even if once entered into the period of non-aggression, there is the possibility that the conflict broke out again, the most common is that the political authorities eventually make peace.
Although the term is not very common, in everyday language can evoke an armistice as the cessation of the attacks/assaults in the middle of an argument or a fight. For example: "Let's make an armistice for dinner. Then, we will continue our conversation to solve the problem, agree? »
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