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Sum·ma Cum Lau·de

With the highest distinction.

Denoting or holding a university degree achieved with the highest distinction.

Summa Cum Laude is a Latin phrase meaning "with highest praise."

The term cum laude originated in 1872, at Harvard, from Medieval Latin; literally meaning "with praise," from Latin cum "with" + laude, ablative of laus (genitive laudis) "praise."

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