from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With high honors. Used to express high academic distinction: graduated magna cum laude; 25 magna cum laude graduates.
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- adv. "With great praise"; an honor added to a diploma or degree for work considered to be of much higher quality than average.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With great praise: a phrase used in conferring a degree which has been taken with high honors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with high honor
- adj. with high honor; with high academic distinction
Latin magnā cum laude, with great praise : magnā, feminine ablative sing. of magnus, great + cum, with + laude, ablative sing. of laus, praise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. (Wiktionary)