say-so


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say-so

(sā′sō′)
n. pl. say-sos Informal
1. An unsupported statement or assurance: I'm not reporting him just on your say-so.
2. An expression of permission or approval: If you want to borrow the bike, you have to get her say-so.
3. The right or authority to decide: Do I have any say-so in this matter?

say-so

n
1. an arbitrary assertion
2. an authoritative decision
3. the authority to make a final decision

say′-so`



n., pl. say-sos.
1. one's personal statement or assertion.
2. right of final authority.
3. an authoritative statement.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.say-so - one chap's arbitrary assertion
affirmation, assertion, statement - the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
2.say-so - an authoritative declarationsay-so - an authoritative declaration  
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
directive - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
3.say-so - the power or right to give orders or make decisionssay-so - the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
power of appointment - authority given (in a will or deed) by a donor to a donee to appoint the beneficiaries of the donor's property
control - power to direct or determine; "under control"
carte blanche - complete freedom or authority to act
command - the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
imperium - supreme authority; absolute dominion
lordship - the authority of a lord
muscle - authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way); "the senators used their muscle to get the party leader to resign"
sovereignty - the authority of a state to govern another state

say-so

noun (Informal) assertion, authority, agreement, word, guarantee, sanction, permission, consent, assurance, assent, authorization, dictum, asseveration, O.K. or okay (informal) Nothing happens without their say-so.

say-so

noun
1. Informal. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
2. Informal. The right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision:
Translations

say-so

[ˈseɪsəʊ] N (= authority) on whose say-so?¿autorizado por quién?, ¿con permiso de quién?
it depends on his say-sotiene que darle el visto bueno

say-so

n (inf: = assertion) → Wort nt; (= authority)Plazet nt; on whose say-so?wer sagt das? (inf), → mit welchem Recht?

say-so

[ˈseɪˌsəʊ] n (fam) (authority) to do sth on sb's say-sofare qc col permesso di qn
why should I believe it just on your say-so? → perché dovrei crederci, solo perché lo dici tu?