A temporary suspension of fighting, typically one during which peace talks take place; a truce
An order or signal to stop fighting
A ceasefire (or truce) is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions. Ceasefires may be declared as part of a formal treaty, but they have also been called as part of an informal understanding between opposing forces.
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In warfare, an agreed end to hostilities for a specific purpose. (Typically only temporary)
A temporary agreement to stop fighting. A cease-fire has no terms beyond the suspension of fighting, whereas a peace treaty involves concessions by both sides and a surrender involves either conditions or one side's unconditional surrender. ...
( in Arabic: Ceasefire with non-muslims = "Hudna" ) Read More
the order to interrupt or discontinue the discharge of firearms; sometimes "check-fire" is used, but this phrase can be misunderstood. Also, a temporary cessation of hostilities; a TRUCE or armistice. [v: Diplomatic Terms]
a state of no-fire agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms.