Definition of Say-so

1. Noun. One chap's arbitrary assertion.

Generic synonyms: Affirmation, Assertion, Statement



2. Noun. An authoritative declaration.
Exact synonyms: Dictum, Pronouncement
Generic synonyms: Declaration
Specialized synonyms: Directive
Derivative terms: Pronounce

3. Noun. The power or right to give orders or make decisions. "A place of potency in the state"

Definition of Say-so

1. Noun. Statement than something is so. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Permission. ¹

3. Noun. Say, voice (in a matter). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Say-so

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saxitoxins
saxon
saxonies
saxonite
saxonites
saxophone
saxophones
saxophonic
saxophonist
saxophonists
saxophony
saxtuba
saxtubas
say
say-so (current term)
say again
say cheese
say farewell
say goodbye
say grace
say it, don't spray it
say wha
say what
sayable
sayd
sayde
saye
sayed
sayeds

Literary usage of Say-so

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1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Now (saith he) those that say so are the poor, ignorant, and unstable souls.' A. Cannot ye buy and sell the scriptures, and your sermons, and prayers? ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"We say, so much the worse for geology as at present understood by its chief authorities, for . . . physical considerations render it impossible that more ..."

3. The Works of Sir William Temple, Bart by William Temple (1814)
"His Highness answered, I would not say so much to any other, hut can say more to no man. To Sir Edward Dearing. Sir, Hague, February 18, NS 1676. ..."

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