What does ACTION OF BOOK DEBT mean?

ACTION OF BOOK DEBT meaning in Law Dictionary

as a type of activity for data recovery of claims, such are evidenced by a book-account; this step is principally found in Vermont and Connecticut. Terrill v. Beecher, 9 Conn. 344; Stoking v. Sage, 1 Conn. 75; Green v. I'ratt, 11 Conn. 205; May v. Brownell, 3 Vt. 403; Easly v. Eakin, Cooke (Tenn.) 388.