Meaning of magna cum laude

mag•na cum lau•de

Pronunciation: (mäg'nu koom lou'dā, -du, -dē mag'nu kum lô'dē), [key]
  1. with great praise: used in diplomas to grant the next-to-highest of three special honors for grades above the average. Cf.
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