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.

See also: Cessation

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This accident was the arrival of a coach and four; upon which my landlord and landlady immediately desisted from fighting, and at their entreaty obtained the same favour of their antagonists: but Susan was not so kind to Partridge; for that Amazonian fair having overthrown and bestrid her enemy, was now cuffing him lustily with both her hands, without any regard to his request of a cessation of arms, or to those loud exclamations of murder which he roared forth.
Action to bring about a comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and armed Palestinian groups, with a cessation of arms exports to Israel.
The majority of MPs who spoke actually condemned Israel's 'brutal and utterly disproportionate blood-letting', as Michael Meacher MP described it and variously called for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador from London, the withdrawal of the British Ambassador from Tel Aviv, sanctions against Israel and the immediate cessation of arms sales to Israel.
The Revolutionary and Federal periods are highlighted by the first pamphlet printing of the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms--the precursor to the Declaration of Independence, a very rare Philadelphia newspaper broadside extra announcing the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the official Continental Congress broadside calling for the cessation of arms at the end of the war and a lovely copy of the famed Aitken Bible.
And that might mean looser ties with the Bush administration,more reliance on the United Nations,increased pressure on Israel to quit the West Bank and Gaza,and the cessation of arms sales to undemocratic regimes the world over.