magna cum laude

magna cum laude

[mahg-nuh koom lou-dey, -duh, -dee; mag-nuh kuhm law-dee]
with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next-to-highest of three special honors for grades above the average.

1895–1900; < Latin magnā cum laude Unabridged
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magna cum laude (ˈmæɡnə kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ)
chiefly (US) cum laude Compare summa cum laude with great praise: the second of three designations for above-average achievement in examinations

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magna cum laude
1900, from L., lit. "with great praise."
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