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magna cum laude

[mahg-nuh koo m lou-dey, -duh, -dee; mag-nuh kuhm law-dee] /ˈmɑg nə kʊm ˈlaʊ deɪ, -də, -di; ˈmæg nə kʌm ˈlɔ di/
with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next-to-highest of three special honors for grades above the average.
Origin of magna cum laude
First recorded in 1895-1900, magna cum laude is from the Latin word magnā cum laude Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Harman is a magna cum laude graduate of Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Harvard Law School.

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British Dictionary definitions for magna cum laude

magna cum laude

/ˈmæɡnə kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/
(mainly US) with great praise: the second of three designations for above-average achievement in examinations Compare cum laude, summa cum laude
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for magna cum laude

1900, Latin, literally "with great praise;" from magna (see magnate) + cum laude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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