take the liberty of

Definition of take the liberty of

  1. :  to do something without asking for permission to do it —+ -ing form of a verb I took the liberty of making a reservation for us. I took the liberty of telling them you weren't interested.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  the quality or state of being free:

    :  the power to do as one pleases

    :  freedom from physical restraint

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to cast off or become cast off

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