What is Striking A Docket?

Legal Definition
A phrase formerly used in English bankruptcy practice. It referred to the entry of certain papers at the bankruptcy office, preliminary to the prosecution of the fiat against a trader who had become bankrupt. These papers consisted of the affidavit, the band, and the petition of the creditor, and their object was to obtain from the lord chancellor his fiat, authorizing the petitioner to prosecute his complaint against the bankrupt in the bankruptcy courts. Brown.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
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.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The entry of the petition, bond and affidavit of a creditor in bankruptcy.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary