Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
alt. 1 statement that something is so. 2 (context informal English) permission. 3 say#Noun, voice (in a matter). n. 1 statement that something is so. 2 (context informal English) permission. 3 say#Noun, voice (in a matter).
Usage examples of "say-so".
Spirit-rapping was too reassuring to be abandoned merely on the say-so of a self-confessed rapper, even if she started the whole business in the first place.
Khouri's suit automatically jumped to a higher, more hair-trigger level of battle readiness, indices on the display changing to indicate that their respective subordinated weapons systems were set to go off without her conscious say-so if her suit were similarly threatened.
They'd been using a lot of special effects to get out of impossible kinks and deadends that these say-sos forced.
At your say-so, Demi, the present arrangement could also be submitted for review.
Meanwhile the number of items we have comped out on network say-so rises steadily.
Those of us in the middle just didnt like the idea of a death warrant being issued on the say-so of one date who woke up the next morning with a bad case of buyers remorse.
Once InterActors really got into improv to fit a good say-so, they tended to add in those possibilities the next time as if they were part of the hardline.
Noreen was supposed to be a minor character with limited forkpoint options, but judging by the number of moves she managed to squeeze out of the peanut gallery's cheapie say-sos, Cass knew Noreen of the pouty lips thought she was the star.
Cragg was a useless wassock, but he wouldn't have phoned the solicitor without George's say-so.