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say-so

[sey-soh] /ˈseɪˌsoʊ/
noun, plural say-sos.
1.
one's personal statement or assertion.
2.
final authority; directing influence.
3.
an authoritative statement.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; orig., one's mere word on a matter, as opposed to proof
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  • They break into foreign markets with the state's help and its say-so.
British Dictionary definitions for say-so

say-so

noun (informal)
1.
an arbitrary assertion
2.
an authoritative decision
3.
the authority to make a final decision
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say-so

noun

One's word, report, recommendation, etc: No jury'll convict Manny on your say-so alone (1637+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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