say-so

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noun \ ˈsā-(ˌ)sō , ˈse- \

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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SAY-SO Defined for English Language Learners

say-so

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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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