a dictation is a fixed and usually constant text, which represents an arrangement or an instruction.
- dictation at school is a text for the training of the Orthographie, which is read out for writing. Here it means the postscript of something speaking.
- Political dictation. Such occurs, if a political or military party due to a defeat in a conflict, by which winner powers the conditions are dictated, if them do not have no more the necessary means, to advance toward against it effectively. Then an obligation exists for the acceptance of the conditions. A historical example such of a dictation was the Versailler contract, to 7. July 1807 closed peace of Tilsit between emperors Napoleon I. of France, king Friedrich William III. by Prussia and Zar Alexander I. of Russia due to the defeat of Prussia in the crucial battle with Jena and Auerstedt in the year 1806.
- In the Diplomatik means it the final version of a document text, which formulate usually special Kanzleimitarbeiter or yard member before the Mundierung.