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


magna cum laude

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