say-so

noun
\ ˈsā-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce say-so (audio) , ˈse- \

Definition of say-so

1a : 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

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First Known Use of say-so

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of say-so was in 1637

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“Say-so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/say-so. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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say-so

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English Language Learners Definition of say-so

informal
: 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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