Using an Oxford Dictionary definition in a novel

I'd like to use one - or two - of your definitions in my upcoming novel. My question is if I can do that and if so then how?
For example like at the beginning of Pulp Fiction movie, I'd simply copy-paste the article as it is.
Do I need to put the source to the footnote or do I need a written permission?


  • Hi @gczinegcz
    Bear with me, I'm consulting with my colleagues to find the exact guidelines on this.

  • SimoneSimone admin
    edited February 23

    Hi again @gczinegcz
    It turns out there is a form you will need to complete to request permission to use our dictionary content.
    It can be accessed here: online permissions form, and I am told the time for processing requests is around 3-4 weeks.
    I hope this is useful, but do let us know if you have any other questions.
    Have a good weekend!

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