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summa cum laude


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With the greatest honor. Used to express the highest academic distinction: graduated summa cum laude; a summa cum laude graduate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With the highest of three degrees of praise, as noted on a diploma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with highest honor
  • adj. with highest honor; with the highest academic distinction


Latin summā cum laude, with highest praise : summā, feminine ablative of summus, highest + cum, with + laude, ablative of laus, praise.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin. (Wiktionary)


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