magna cum laude

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adverb or adjective mag·na cum lau·de \ˈmäg-nə-(ˌ)ku̇m-ˈlau̇-də, -ˈlau̇-dē; ˈmag-nə-ˌkəm-ˈlȯ-dē\

Definition of magna cum laude

  1. :  with great distinction (see distinction 5b) graduated magna cum laude — compare cum laude, summa cum laude

Origin and Etymology of magna cum laude

Latin


First Known Use: 1856


MAGNA CUM LAUDE Defined for English Language Learners

magna cum laude

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adverb or adjective mag·na cum lau·de \ˈmäg-nə-(ˌ)ku̇m-ˈlau̇-də, -ˈlau̇-dē; ˈmag-nə-ˌkəm-ˈlȯ-dē\

Definition of magna cum laude for English Language Learners

  • : with great honor

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