say-so

[sey-soh]
noun, plural say-sos.
1.
one's personal statement or assertion.
2.
final authority; directing influence.
3.
an authoritative statement.

Origin:
1630–40; orig., one's mere word on a matter, as opposed to proof

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say-so
 
n
1.  an arbitrary assertion
2.  an authoritative decision
3.  the authority to make a final decision

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say-so definition


  1. n.
    a command; an authorization; permission. : We can begin as soon as we get the boss's say-so.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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They break into foreign markets with the state's help and its say-so.
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