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cum laude

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adverb or adjective cum lau·de \ku̇m-ˈlau̇-də, -dē; ˌkəm-ˈlȯ-dē\

Simple Definition of cum laude

  • : with honor

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cum laude

  1. :  with distinction <graduated cum laude> — compare magna cum laude, summa cum laude

Origin of cum laude

New Latin, with praise


First Known Use: 1893


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