from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With honor. Used to express academic distinction: graduated cum laude; 25 cum laude graduates.
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- adv. with honor
- adj. with honor; with academic distinction
Probably Medieval Latin : Latin cum, with + Latin laude, ablative of laus, praise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)