magna cum laude [mäg′nä ko̵om lo̵u′de, mag′nə kum lô′dē]
Magna cum laude means with great distinction or with high honors.
An example of magna cum laude is when a person is near the top of his class and graduates with high honors.
magna cum laude definition by Webster's New World
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with great praise: phrase signifying above-average academic standing at the time of graduation from a college or university: the second of three categories
Origin: Classical Latin
magna cum laude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adverb & adj.
With high honors. Used to express high academic distinction: graduated magna cum laude; 25 magna cum laude graduates.
Origin: Latin magnā cum laude, with great praise : magnā, feminine ablative sing. of magnus, great + cum, with + laude, ablative sing. of laus, praise.