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Judgment book is a book required to be kept by the clerk for the entry of judgments. It is part of the records of the court. The list or docket of the judgments entered in a given court is methodically kept by the clerk. It is usually open to public inspection, and is also intended to afford official notice to concerned parties of the existence or lien of judgments. A judgment book is also called a civil docket or criminal docket in the federal and many state courts.