With high honors. Used to express high academic distinction.
Graduated magna cum laude; 25 magna cum laude graduates.
Phrase signifying high academic distinction upon graduating from a college or university.
Origin of magna-cum-laude
- Latin magnā cum laude with great praise magnā feminine ablative sing. of magnus great cum with laude ablative sing. of laus praise
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition