say-so(redirected from say-sos)
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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?
1. an arbitrary assertion
2. an authoritative decision
3. the authority to make a final decision
n., pl. say-sos.
1. one's personal statement or assertion.
2. right of final authority.
3. an authoritative statement.
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|Noun||1.||say-so - one chap's arbitrary assertion|
|2.||say-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 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