cum laude

[ koo m lou-dey, -duh, -dee; kuhm law-dee ]
/ kʊm ˈlaʊ deɪ, -də, -di; kʌm ˈlɔ di /

adverb

with honor: used in diplomas to grant the lowest of three special honors for grades above the average.

Origin of cum laude

1890–95, Americanism; < Latin: with praise
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British Dictionary definitions for cum laude

cum laude

/ (kʌm ˈlɔːdɪ, kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ) /

adverb

mainly US with praise: the lowest of three designations for above-average achievement in examinationsCompare magna cum laude, summa cum laude

Word Origin for cum laude

Latin
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