say-so


say–so

noun \ˈsā-(ˌ)sō, ˈse-\

: a statement that is not supported by any proof

: permission that is given by a person who has authority

: the power to decide something

Full Definition of SAY-SO

1
a :  one's unsupported assertion or assurance
b :  an authoritative pronouncement <left the hospital on the say–so of his doctor>
2
:  a right of final decision :  say <has the ultimate say–so on what will be taught>

First Known Use of SAY-SO

1637

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