say-so

Definitions of say-so
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n one chap's arbitrary assertion

Type of:
affirmation, assertion, statement
the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

n an authoritative declaration

Synonyms:
dictum, pronouncement
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)

n the power or right to give orders or make decisions

Synonyms:
authorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, potency
Types:
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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
Type of:
control
power to direct or determine

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