Cease-fire



a cessation of hostilities; truce.
Military. an order issued for a cease-fire.
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n.

also ceasefire, “a cessation of shooting,” 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.

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