Definition of cum laude in English:
adverb& adjectivechiefly North American
With distinction (with reference to university degrees and diplomas): [as adverb]: he received his A.B. Degree cum laude [as adjective]: Kathy is a cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University
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- Degree candidates graduating cum laude wear a crimson satin hood with their cap and gown during the commencement ceremony.
- No more than five percent of the class may be summa cum laude, and about ten percent of the class are in each of the other two categories; however, that distribution may vary.
- She received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Baylor University, and graduated in the top of her class from Baylor Law School in 1977, receiving a juris doctor, cum laude.
Latin, literally 'with praise'.
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