magna cum laude

[ mahg-nuh koom -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.

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Origin of magna cum laude

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