summa cum laude

adverb or adjective sum·ma cum lau·de \ ˌsu̇-mə-(ˌ)ku̇m-ˈlau̇-də , ˌsü- , -ˈlau̇-dē ; ˌsə-mə-ˌkəm-ˈlȯ-dē \

Definition of summa cum laude

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

Origin and Etymology of summa cum laude

Latin, with highest praise


SUMMA CUM LAUDE Defined for English Language Learners

summa cum laude

adverb

Definition of summa cum laude for English Language Learners

  • : with highest honor


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