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summa cum laude

summa cum laude

adverb or adjective sum·ma cum lau·de \ˌs-mə-(ˌ)km-ˈla-də, ˌsü-, -ˈla-dē; ˌsə-mə-ˌkəm-ˈl-dē\

: with highest honor

Full Definition of SUMMA CUM LAUDE

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

Origin of SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Latin, with highest praise
First Known Use: 1882

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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