[mahg-nuh koo m lou-dey, -duh, -dee; mag-nuh kuhm law-dee] /ˈmɑg nə kʊm ˈlaʊ deɪ, -də, -di; ˈmæg nə kʌm ˈlɔ di/

with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next-to-highest of three special honors for grades above the average.
/ˈmæɡnə kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/
(mainly US) with great praise: the second of three designations for above-average achievement in examinations Compare cum laude, summa cum laude

1900, Latin, literally “with great praise;” from magna (see magnate) + cum laude.


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