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


summa cum laude

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