The Stacks project

Lemma 28.12.3. Let $X$ be a locally Noetherian scheme. Then $X$ is Cohen-Macaulay if and only if $X$ has $(S_ k)$ for all $k \geq 0$.

Proof. By Lemma 28.8.2 we reduce to looking at local rings. Hence the lemma is true because a Noetherian local ring is Cohen-Macaulay if and only if it has depth equal to its dimension. $\square$

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