In English practice. The flrst step in the proceedings in bankruptcy, which consists in making affidavit of the debt and giving a bond to follow up the proceediugs with effect. 2 Steph. Comm. 100. When the affidavit and bond are delivered at the bankrupt office, an entry is made iu what is called the “docket-book,” upon which the petitioning creditor is said Lo have struck a docket. Eden, Bankr. 51, 52.