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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Organization (NATO), the immediate cessation of arms sales to Russia from the United States and the European Union, and for NATO
Nevertheless, the cessation of arms in 1899 did not erase the stark reality of continued racism, impoverishment, and violent clashes over the desire of the new citizens to claim their hard-won civil rights.
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.
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.