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 for Suspension of arms
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suspension \Sus*pen"sion\, n. [Cf. F. suspension, L. suspensio
     arched work, imperfect pronunciation. See Suspend.]
     1. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended;
        pendency; as, suspension from a hook.
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     2. Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation;
        (a) Of labor, study, pain, etc.
        (b) Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask
            a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of
            evidence to be produced.
        (c) Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a
            mercantile firm or of a bank.
        (d) Of punishment, or sentence of punishment.
        (e) Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office,
            powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a
            student or of a clergyman.
        (f) Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the
            suspension of the habeas corpus act.
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     3. A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the
        suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.
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     4. The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with,
        but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation
        by straining; also, any substance in this state.
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     5. (Rhet.) A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive
        expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the
        inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations
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     6. (Scots Law) A stay or postponement of execution of a
        sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension
        granted on application to the lord ordinary.
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     7. (Mus.) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord
        into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary
        discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf.
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     Pleas in suspension (Law), pleas which temporarily abate or
        suspend a suit.
     Points of suspension (Mech.), the points, as in the axis or
        beam of a balance, at which the weights act, or from which
        they are suspended.
     Suspension bridge, a bridge supported by chains, ropes, or
        wires, which usually pass over high piers or columns at
        each end, and are secured in the ground beyond.
     Suspension of arms (Mil.), a short truce or cessation of
        operations agreed on by the commanders of contending
        armies, as for burying the dead, making proposal for
        surrender or for peace, etc.
     Suspension scale, a scale in which the platform hangs
        suspended from the weighing apparatus instead of resting
        upon it.
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     Syn: Delay; interruption; intermission; stop.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUSPENSION OF ARMS. An agreement between belligerents, made for a short time 
  or for a particular place, to cease hostilities between them. See Armistice. 

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