Definition of ceasefire in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsiːsfʌɪə


  • 1A temporary suspension of fighting; a truce: the latest ceasefire seems to be holding [as modifier]: a ceasefire agreement
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    • War with people who break their ceasefire agreements is the default position.
    • Amid great excitement, the government and rebels reached a ceasefire agreement at the beginning of last year.
    • The Good Friday 1998 power sharing agreement led to a ceasefire by most of the paramilitary organisations.
  • 1.1An order or signal to stop fighting.

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