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An archaic English phrase that is still used in a legal and governmental context. It is used to ask for a verdict or a vote.

This phrase is sometimes used in everyday conversation with the same meaning - usually with the intent of seeming formal, stylish, or unusual.
Speaker of the House: "Representative from Ohio, what say you? Yah or Nay"
Representative: "Nay"
by Adam168 May 01, 2008
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A question asked mostly by radio/TV personality/talk-show host Bill O'Reilly. It means, "What do you think?" or "What are your feelings on the subject?" Variation: What say ye?
Bill O'Reilly to caller: "What say you?"
Caller: "I say you're full of shit, Bill!"
by Bill O'Reilly April 19, 2004
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