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say-so

[ sey-soh ]
/ ˈseɪˌsoʊ /
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noun, plural say-sos.

one's personal statement or assertion.
final authority; directing influence.
an authoritative statement.

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Origin of say-so

First recorded in 1630–40; originally, one's mere word on a matter, as opposed to proof
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British Dictionary definitions for say-so

say-so

noun informal

an arbitrary assertion
an authoritative decision
the authority to make a final decision
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