say-so

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SAY-SO Defined for English Language Learners

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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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