say-so

Definitions of say-so
  1. noun
    one chap's arbitrary assertion
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    type of:
    affirmation, assertion, statement
    the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  2. noun
    an authoritative declaration
    synonyms: dictum, pronouncement
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    types:
    directive
    a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
    Presidential Directive
    a directive issued by the President of the United States; usually addressed to all heads of departments and agencies
    type of:
    declaration
    a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  3. noun
    the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    synonyms: authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, potency
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    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
    carte blanche
    complete freedom or authority to act
    command
    the power or authority to 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)
    sovereignty
    the authority of a state to govern another state
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    control
    power to direct or determine
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