sum•ma cum lau•de
Pronunciation: (soom'u koom lou'dā, -du, -dē; sum'u kum lô'dē), [key]
with highest praise: used in diplomas to grant the highest of three special honors for grades above the average. Cf. cum laude, magna cum laude.
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