cum laude

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

Definition of cum laude

:with distinction
  • graduated cum laude
— compare magna cum laude, summa cum laude

Origin and Etymology of cum laude

New Latin, with praise


CUM LAUDE Defined for English Language Learners

cum laude

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adverb

Definition of cum laude for English Language Learners

  • : with honor


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