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Another word for say-so

  1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

      1. To swing back and forth or to and fro.
      2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
      3. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
      1. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
      2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
      3. Complete independence and self-government.
      1. An exclusive right or privilege held by a person or group, especially a hereditary or official right.
      2. The exclusive right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
      3. Of, arising from, or exercising a prerogative.
      1. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively:
      2. A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude:
      3. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted:
      1. Great power or force, as of a nation or army.
      2. Physical strength:
      1. Possession of consummate skill.
      2. The status of master or ruler; control:
      3. Full command of a subject of study:
      1. The right of a court to hear a particular case, based on the scope of its authority over the type of case and the parties to the case.
      2. Authority or control:
      3. The extent of authority or control:
      1. Control or the exercise of control; sovereignty:
      2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
      3. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
      1. Control or power over another or others.
      2. The exercise of such control or power.
      3. The fourth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
      1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct:
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      2. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      3. Power assigned to another; authorization:
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  2. The right or chance to express an opinion or participate in a decision

      1. A formal expression of preference for a candidate for office or for a proposed resolution of an issue:
      2. The act of voting:
      3. A means by which such a preference is made known, such as a raised hand or a marked ballot:
      1. The sound produced by the vocal organs of a vertebrate, especially a human.
      2. The ability to produce such sounds:
      3. The mind as it produces verbal thoughts:
      1. The right or privilege of voting; franchise.
      2. The exercise of such a right.
      3. A vote cast in deciding a disputed question or in electing a person to office.
      1. To utter aloud; pronounce:
      2. To express in words:
      3. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
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