What does armistice mean?
The definition of armistice
Ar”mis*tice, n.
Etym: [F. armistice, fr. (an assumed word) L. armistitium; arma arms + stare, statum (combining form, -stitum), to stand still.]

A cessation of arms for a short time, by convention; a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement; a truce.