Definition of cum laude adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cum laude

adverb, adjective
BrE BrE//ˌkʊm ˈlɔːdi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʊm ˈlɔːdi//
; BrE BrE//ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ//
(from Latin) Exams and degrees
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(in the US) at the third of the three highest levels of achievement that students can reach when they finish their studies at college He graduated cum laude. compare magna cum laude, summa cum laude See related entries: Exams and degrees Word OriginLatin, literally ‘with praise’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cum laude