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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cum ("with") + laude (ablative of laus, "praise").

AdverbEdit

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cum laude ‎(not comparable)

  1. With praise; an honor added to a diploma or degree for work that is above average.

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Usage notesEdit

In the USA, there are three honors often added to diplomas and degrees, and two others less commonly used.

  • cum laude -- with honor
  • magna cum laude -- with great honor
  • maxima cum laude -- with maximal praise; rare; intended to be higher than magna cum laude but lower than summa cum laude
  • summa cum laude -- with highest honor
  • egregia cum laude -- with outstanding honor; less common; intended to be higher than summa cum laude in spite of summa meaning highest.

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