say–so

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noun \ˈsā-(ˌ)sō, ˈse-\

Definition of say–so

  1. 1a :  one's unsupported assertion or assuranceb :  an authoritative pronouncement left the hospital on the say–so of his doctor

  2. 2 :  a right of final decision :  say has the ultimate say–so on what will be taught

1637

First Known Use of say–so

1637


SAY–SO Defined for English Language Learners

say–so

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noun \ˈsā-(ˌ)sō, ˈse-\

Definition of say–so for English Language Learners

  • : a statement that is not supported by any proof

  • : permission that is given by a person who has authority

  • : the power to decide something


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