Dictated but not read

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Not to be confused with decibels above reference noise (DBrn).

"Dictated But Not Read" is a phrase used at the end of a text to warn that the written material has not been personally written or verified by the author. The material may have been dictated to a secretary when the author had no time to proofread or edit it.

This practice is more common within the medical community, though its appropriateness is still debated.[1]


  1. ^ Shere S. Not reading and signing letters you have dictated is dangerous. BMJ. 2001 Apr 21;322(7292):992.