Meaning of “take the liberty of doing sth” in the English Dictionary

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"take the liberty of doing sth" in British English

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take the liberty of doing sth

formal

C1 to do something that will have an effect on someone else, without asking their permission:

I took the liberty of booking theatre seats for us.

(Definition of “take the liberty of doing sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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