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

  Cessation \Ces*sa"tion\ (s[e^]s*s[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [F.
     cessation, L. cessatio, fr. cessare. See Cease.]
     A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary
     or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
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           The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities.
                                                    --Motley.
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           The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation
           from labor.                              --Sir J.
                                                    Hayward.
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     Cessation of arms (Mil.), an armistice, or truce, agreed to
        by the commanders of armies, to give time for a
        capitulation, or for other purposes.
  
     Syn: Stop; rest; stay; pause; discontinuance; intermission;
          interval; respite; interruption; recess; remission.
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