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English noun: say-so

1. say-so (communication) one chap's arbitrary assertion

Broader (hypernym)affirmation, assertion, statement

2. say-so (communication) an authoritative declaration

Synonymsdictum, pronouncement

Broader (hypernym)declaration

Narrower (hyponym)directive

3. say-so (attribute) the power or right to give orders or make decisions

SamplesHe has the authority to issue warrants.
Deputies are given authorization to make arrests.
A place of potency in the state.

Synonymsauthorisation, authority, authorization, dominance, potency

Broader (hypernym)control

Narrower (hyponym)carte blanche, command, imperium, lordship, muscle, power of appointment, sovereignty

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