- The definition of cum laude is Latin for "with honors" and is used to indicate that you made high grades when earning your academic degree.
An example of cum laude is when you get a degree and got almost all A's for all of your courses.
cum laude definition by Webster's New World
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with praise: a phrase signifying above-average academic standing at the time of graduation from a college or university: the lowest of three categories
Origin: Classical Latin
cum laude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adverb & adj.
With honor. Used to express academic distinction: graduated cum laude; 25 cum laude graduates.
Origin: Probably Medieval Latin : Latin cum, with + Latin laude, ablative of laus, praise.