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.
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- 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
The clerk who was assigned to me had graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, but the young woman looked as if she were summa cum laude from RNU Revenge of the Nerds University.
True, they hadn't entered their respective fields with the idea of getting rich, but neither had they expected that a summa cum laude would take them about as far from campus as the nearest dry water hole.