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 /

adverb

with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next-to-highest of three special honors for grades above the average.

Nearby words

  1. magmatic,
  2. magmatic differentiation,
  3. magn-,
  4. magna,
  5. magna carta,
  6. magna est veritas, et praevalebit,
  7. magna graecia,
  8. magna mater,
  9. magnaflux,
  10. magnalium


Origin of magna cum laude

First recorded in 1895–1900, magna cum laude is from the Latin word magnā cum laude

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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 examinationsCompare cum laude, summa cum laude

Word Origin for magna cum laude

Latin

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Word Origin and History for magna cum laude

magna cum laude

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

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