Magna Cum Laude Definition

mägnə ko͝om loudə
With high honors. Used to express high academic distinction.
Graduated magna cum laude; 25 magna cum laude graduates.
American Heritage
Phrase signifying high academic distinction upon graduating from a college or university.
Webster's New World

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

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