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say-so

[sey-soh]
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noun, plural say-sos.
  1. one's personal statement or assertion.
  2. final authority; directing influence.
  3. an authoritative statement.
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Origin of say-so

First recorded in 1630–40; orig., one's mere word on a matter, as opposed to proof
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say-so

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