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What is CONSENT DECREE

One entered by consent of the parties; it is not properly a judicial
sentence, but is in the nature of a solemn contract or agreement of the parties, made
under the sanction of the court, and in effect an admission by them that the decree fs a
just determination of their rights upon the real facts of the case, if such facts had been
proved. Allen v. Richardson, 9 Rich. Eq. (S. C.) 53; Kelly v. Milan (C. C.) 21 Fed. 842;
Schmidt v. Mining Co., 28 Or. 9. 40 Pac. 1014. 52 Am. St. Rep. 759.

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