Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
|This is a Wiktionary policy, guideline or common practices page. Specifically it is a policy think tank, working to develop a formal policy.|
|Policies: CFI - ELE - BLOCK - REDIR - BOTS - QUOTE - DELETE - NPOV - AXX|
Dictionaries are not primary sources, and cannot be used for attestation.
Dictionaries are, however, useful references for substantiation (as per ELE).
Use and misuse of referencing dictionaries
- Referring to other dictionaries is fine to clarify (or even correct) a definition.
- But other dictionaries are not valid citations for a request for verification.
Referencing them as a main citation can be an indication that a word does not meet CFI.