- 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.
Origin: Classical Latin
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adverb & adj.
Origin: Probably Medieval Latin : Latin cum, with + Latin laude, ablative of laus, praise.