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Again from the biography of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein found in Igrot Moshe Volume 8 (emphasis added):

Many approached [him] for ordination, and he was not difficult on them. Some ordinations were anticipatory, in the hope the student would later be fit for issuing rulings (psak); some were a matter of honor, for those who had studied a great deal and needed something to show for it; some included written instructions not to ever issue a ruling.

What would that type look like? ("The semicha that wasn't?"). Was that caveat in the original document, or a second one?

(And would anyone who held one of these confess to doing so?)

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I've heard that the new Igros Moshe has text of the Smicha he used to give. –  Shmuel Brin Sep 8 '11 at 5:26
What is the point of Semikhah (talmud torah) if it is not lilmod ul'lamed and lishmor v'laasot? Learning and teaching for what purpose? Halachah lemaaseh is the ikar of talmud torah. –  Adam Mosheh Apr 26 '12 at 22:23
The first smicha I received said on it "Yoreh Yoreh" however at the end the Rov ended off that only after receiving shimush may I be accepted as a "Rov U'Moreh Horah". I later asked the Rov who determines this and when does this come to be. How much shimush, etc. He said the learning is of course a lifetime process, but the ability to pasken will simply eventually come with enough experience. I made shimush and continued to do so until this day and later received another (more "chashuv") smicha that says "v'yochol l'haros b'issur v'heter v'shar halachos" –  Yehoshua Apr 14 '13 at 11:27

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