In English practice. The first step in the proceedings in bankruptcy, which consists in making affidavit of the debt and giving a bond to follow up the proceedings with effect 2 Steph. Comm. 199. When the affidavit and bond are delivered at the bankrupt office, an entry is made in what is called the “docket-book,” upon which the petitioning creditor is said to have struck a docket. Eden, Bankr. 51, 52.
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