TITLE IV. SUCCESSION ART. 774. Succession is a mode of acquisition by virtue of which the property, rights and obligations to the extent of the inheritance, of a person are transmitted through his death to another or others either by his will or by operation of law. ART. 775. In this Title, “decedent” is the general term applied to those whose property is transmitted through succession, whether or not he left a will. If he left a will, he is also called the testator. ART. 776. The inheritance includes all the property, rights and obligations of a person which are not extinguished by his death. ART. 777. The rights to the succession are transmitted from the moment of the death of the decedent. ART. 778. Succession may be: (1) Testamentary (2) Legal or intestate; or (3) Mixed ART. 779. Testamentary succession is that which results from the designation of an heir, made in a will executed in the form prescribed by law. ART. 780. Mixed succession is that effected partly by will and partly by operation of law.
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