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
A magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, Mr. Feingold received his law degree at the Hastings College of Law, University of California, and his M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics.
Ken Uston was a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Yale.
Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively.