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cum lau·de(ko͝om lou′də, lou′dē, kŭm lô′dē)
adv. & adj.
With honor. Used to express academic distinction: graduated cum laude; 25 cum laude graduates.
[Probably Medieval Latin : Latin cum, with + Latin laude, ablative of laus, praise.]
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cum laude(kʌm ˈlɔːdɪ; kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ)
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cum lau•de(kʊm ˈlaʊ deɪ, -də, -di; kʌm ˈlɔ di)
with honor: used in diplomas to grant the lowest of three special honors for grades above the average. Compare magna cum laude, summa cum laude.
[1890–95, Amer.; < Latin: with praise]
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With honor, a Latin phrase meaning that a student has graduated with distinction.
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|Adj.||1.||cum laude - with honor; with academic distinction; "a cum laude graduate"|
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
|Adv.||1.||cum laude - with honor; "he graduated cum laude"|
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