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Table of Contents

Cover Page
Foreword
Abbreviations
Synopsis
Preliminary title Of the general definitions of rights and the promulgation of the laws
    Chapter I Of law and customs
    Chapter II Of the publication of the laws
    Chapter III Of the effects of laws
    Chapter IV Of the application and construction of laws
    Chapter V Of the repeal of laws
Book I Of persons
    Title I Of the distinction of persons, and the privation of certain civil rights in certain cases
      Chapter I Of the distinction of persons established by nature
      Chapter II Of the distinctions of persons which are established by law
    Title II Of domicil and the manner of changing the same
    Title III Of absent persons
      Chapter I Of the curatorship of absent persons
      Chapter II Of the putting into provisional possession the heirs of the absentee
      Chapter III Of the effects of absence upon the eventual rights which may belong to the absentee
      Chapter IV Of the effects of absence respecting marriage
      Chapter V Of the care of minor children whose father has disappeared
    Title IV Of husband and wife
      Chapter I On marriage
      Chapter II How marriages may be contracted or made
      Chapter III Of the nullity of marriages
      Chapter IV Of the respective rights and duties of married persons
      Chapter V Of the dissolution of marriages
      Chapter VI Of second marriages
    Title V Of the separation from bed and board
      Chapter I Of the causes of separation from bed and board
      Chapter II Of the proceedings on separation from bed and board
      Chapter III Of the provisional proceedings to which a suit for separation may give occasion
      Chapter IV Of objections to the action of separation from bed and board
      Chapter V Of the effects of separation from bed and board
    Title VI Of master and servant
      Chapter I Of the several sorts of servants
      Chapter II Of free servants
      Chapter III Of slaves
    Title VII Of father and child
      Chapter I Of children in general
      Chapter II Of legitimate children
        Section I Of legitimacy resulting from marriage
        Section II Of the manner of proving the legitimate filiation
      Chapter III Of illegitimate children
        Section I Of legitimation
        Section II Of the acknowledgment of illegitimate children
      Chapter IV Of adoption
      Chapter V Of paternal authority
        Section I Of the duties of parents towards their legitimate children, and of the duties of legitimate children towards their parents
        Section II Of the duties of parents towards their natural children, and of the duties of natural children towards their parents
    Title VIII Of minors, of their tutorship, curatorship and emancipation
      Chapter I Of tutorship
        Section I General dispositions
        Section II Of tutorship by nature
        Section III Of tutorship by will
        Section IV Of the tutorship by the effect of the law
        Section V Of dative tutorship
        Section VI Of the under tutor
        Section VII Of the causes which dispense or excuse from the tutorship
        Section VIII Of incapacity for, exclusion from and deprivation of the tutorship
        Section IX Of the administration of the tutor
      Chapter II Of the curatorship of minors
      Chapter III Of emancipation
    Title IX Of persons insane, idiots, and other persons incapable of administering their estate
      Chapter I Of the interdiction and curatorship of persons incapable of administering their estate, whether on account of insanity or of some other infirmity
      Chapter II Of the other persons to whom curators are appointed
    Title X Of communities or corporations
      Chapter I Of the nature of communities or corporations, of their use and kind
      Chapter II Of the rights and privileges of communities or corporations and of their incapacities
      Chapter III Of the dissolution of communities or corporations
Book II Of things and of the different modifications of property
    Title I Of things or estates
      Chapter I Of the distinction of things or estates
      Chapter II Of immoveables
      Chapter III Of moveables
      Chapter IV Of estates considered in their relation to those who possess them
    Title II Of absolute ownership
      Chapter I Universal principles
      Chapter II Of the right of accession to what is produced by the thing
      Chapter III Of the right of accession to what unites or incorporates itself to the thing
        Section I Of the right of accession concerning immoveables
        Section II Of the right of accession concerning moveable things
    Title III Of usufruct, use and habitation
      Chapter I Of usufruct
        Section I General definitions
        Section II Of the rights of the usufructuary
        Section III Of the obligations of the usufructuary
        Section IV Of the obligations of the owner
        Section V How usufruct expires
      Chapter II Of the use and habitation
    Title IV Of predial services or services of land
      Chapter I General principles
      Chapter II Of services which originate from the natural situation of the place
      Chapter III Of services imposed by law
        Section I Of walls, fences, and ditches in common
        Section II Of the distance and of the intermediary works required for certain buildings
        Section III Of lights on the property of a neighbor
        Section IV Of the manner of carrying off rain from the roof
        Section V Of the right of passage
      Chapter IV Of services established by the act of man
        Section I Of the different kinds of services which may be established by the act of man
        Section II How services are acquired
        Section III Of the rights of the proprietor of the estate to which the service is due
        Section IV How Services are extinguished
Book III Of the different manners of acquiring the property of things
    Preliminary title General dispositions
    Title I Of successions
      Chapter I Of the different sorts of successions and heirs
      Chapter II Of legal successions
        Section I General rules
        Section II Of the succession of descendants
        Section III Of the succession of ascendants
        Section IV Of the succession of collaterals
      Chapter III Of irregular successions
      Chapter IV In what manner successions are opened
      Chapter V Of the incapacity and unworthiness of the heirs
      Chapter VI In what manner a succession is accepted and how it is renounced
        Section I Of the acceptance pure and simple
        Section II Of the acceptance of a succession with the benefit of an inventory
      Chapter VII Of the administration of vacant estates and estates ab intestato
      Chapter VIII Of partition among heirs and of the collation of goods
        Section I Of the nature of partition and in what manner it is made
        Section II Of the collation of goods
        Section III Of the payment of debts
        Section IV Of the effect of partition and of its rescision
    Title II Of donations inter vivos (between living persons) and mortis causa (in prospect of death)
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the capacity necessary for disposing of and receiving by donation inter vivos or mortis causa
      Chapter III Of the portion disposable, and of its reduction in case of excess
        Section I Of the disposable portion and the legitime
        Section II Of the reduction of dispositions inter vivos or mortis causa; of the manner in which it is made and of its effects
      Chapter IV Of dispositions reprobated by the law in donations inter vivos and mortis causa
      Chapter V Of donations inter vivos (between living)
        Section I Of the irrevocability of donations inter vivos
        Section II Of the form of donations inter vivos
        Section III Of the exceptions to the rule of the irrevocability of donations inter vivos
      Chapter VI Of dispositions mortis causa (in the prospect of death)
        Section I Of testament or codicil
        Section II Of the form of testaments and codicils
        Section III Of testamentary dispositions
        Section IV Of the institution of heir and of disinherison
        Section V Of legacies
        Section VI Of the opening and the proof of wills, and of testamentary executions
        Section VII Of the revocation of testaments and codicils and of their caducity
        Section VIII Of the interpretation of testamentary dispositions
      Chapter VII Of partitions made by parents among their descendants
      Chapter VIII Of donations made by marriage contract to the husband or wife, and to the children to be born of the marriage
      Chapter IX Of donations between married persons, either by marriage contract, or during the marriage
    Title III Of contracts and of conventional obligations in general
      Chapter I Preliminary dispositions
      Chapter II Of the conditions essential to the validity of agreements
        Section I Of consent
        Section II Of the capability of the parties contracting
        Section III Of the object and the matter of contracts
        Section IV Of the cause
      Chapter III Of the effect of obligations
        Section I General dispositions
        Section II Of the obligation of giving
        Section III Of the obligations of doing or of not doing
        Section IV Of the damages resulting from the non execution of the obligation
        Section V Of the interpretation of the agreements
        Section VI Of the effect of agreements with regard to persons not parties to them
      Chapter IV Of the different kinds of obligations
        Section I Of conditional obligations
          § 1 Of the condition in general and of its different kinds
          § 2 Of the suspensive condition
          § 3 Of the dissolving condition
        Section II Of obligations to be performed at a certain term
        Section III Of the alternative obligations
        Section IV Of obligations in solido or jointly and severally
          § 1 Of the obligation in solido between creditors
          § 2 Of the obligation in solido on the part of debtors
        Section V Of obligations divisible and indivisible
          § 1 Of the effects of a divisible obligation
          § 2 Of the effect of the indivisible obligation
        Section VI Of obligations with penal clauses
      Chapter V Of the extinction of obligations
        Section I Of payment
          § 1 Of payment in general
          § 2 Of payment with subrogation
          § 3 Of the imputation of payments
          § 4 Of tenders of payment, and consignment
          § 5 Of the surrender of property
        Section II Of novation
        Section III Of the remission of the debt
        Section IV Of compensation
        Section V Of confusion
        Section VI Of the loss of the thing due
        Section VII Of the action of nullity or of rescission of agreements
      Chapter VI Of the proof of obligations and of that of payment
        Section I Of the literal proof
          § 1 Of the authentic title
          § 2 Of the acts under private signature
          § 3 Of copies of titles
          § 4 Of recognitive and confirmative acts
        Section II Of testimonial proof
        Section III Of presumptions
          § 1 Of presumptions established by law
          § 2 Of presumption not established by law
        Section IV Of the confession of the party
        Section V Of the proof by oath
    Title IV Of engagements formed without agreements, or of quasi contracts and quasi offences
      Section I Of the quasi contract
      Section II Of quasi crimes or offences
    Title V Of marriage contract
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the various kinds of matrimonial agreements
        Section I Of donations made in consideration of marriage
        Section II Of dowry or marriage portion
        Section III Of paraphernalia or extra dotal effects
        Section IV Of the partnership or community of acquests or gains
      Chapter III Of the separation of property
    Title VI Of sale
      Chapter I Of the nature and form of the contract of sale, and of the manner in which it is to be performed
      Chapter II Of persons capable of buying and selling, and of things which may be sold
      Chapter III Of the obligations of the seller
        Section I Of the tradition or delivery of the thing sold
        Section II Of the warranty, in case of eviction of the thing sold
        Section III Of the warranty of the defects of the thing sold or of the redhibitory vices
      Chapter IV Of the obligations of the buyer
      Chapter V Of the nullity and rescissions of the sale
        Section I Of the power or right of redemption
        Section II Of the rescission of sales on account of lesion
      Chapter VI Of sales by cant or auction
      Chapter VII Of the assignment or transfer of debts and other incorporeal rights
    Title VII Of exchange
    Title VIII Of letting and hiring
      Chapter I Of the several species of contracts for letting and hiring
      Chapter II Of the contract for letting out things
        Section I Of the form and duration of leases
        Section II Of the obligations of the lessor
        Section III Of the obligations of the lessee
        Section IV Of the dissolution of leases
      Chapter III Of the letting out of labour or industry
        Section I Of the hiring of servants and workmen
        Section II Of carriers and watermen
        Section III Of plots for buildings and other works
    Title IX Of partnership
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the various kinds of partnerships
      Chapter III Of the obligations of partners towards each other, and towards third persons
        Section I Of the obligations of partners towards each other
        Section II Of the obligations of partners towards third persons
      Chapter IV Of the different manners in which partnerships end
    Title X Of loan
      Chapter I Of the loan for use or commodatum
        Section I Of the nature of the loan for use
        Section II Of the engagements of the borrower for use
        Section III Of the engagements of the lender for use
      Chapter II Of the loan for consumption or mutuum
        Section I Of the nature of the loan for consumption
        Section II Of the obligations of the lender for consumption
        Section III Of the engagements of the borrower for consumption
      Chapter III Of loan on interest
    Title XI Of deposit and sequestration
      Chapter I Of deposit in general and of its divers kinds
      Chapter II Of the deposit properly so called
        Section I Of the nature and essence of the contract of deposit
        Section II Of the obligations of the depository
        Section III Of the obligations of him by whom the deposit has been made
        Section IV Of the necessary deposit
      Chapter III Of sequestration
        Section I Of its different species
        Section II Of the conventional sequestration
        Section III Of the judicial sequestration or deposit
    Title XII Of aleatory contracts
    Title XIII Of mandate or commission
      Chapter I Of the nature of proxies, mandates and commissions
      Chapter II What persons may be appointed attornies in fact
      Chapter III Of the obligations of a person acting under a power of attorney
      Chapter IV Of the obligations of the principal who acts by his attorney in fact
      Chapter V How the procuration expires
    Title XIV Of suretyship
      Chapter I Of the nature and extent of suretyship
      Chapter II Of the effects of suretyship
        Section I Of the effects of suretyship between the creditor and the surety
        Section II Of the effects of suretyship between the debtor and the surety
        Section III Respecting the effects of suretyship between the sureties
      Chapter III Of the extinction of suretyship
      Chapter IV Of the legal and judicial sureties
    Title XV Of transactions
    Title XVI Of respite
    Title XVII Of compromises or arbitration
    Title XVIII Of pledge
    Title XIX Of privileges and mortgages
      Chapter I Of the nature of a mortgage and of its several sorts
      Chapter II Who may mortgage and what thing may be mortgaged
      Chapter III Of the effects of mortgage
        Section I Of the effects of mortgage with regard to the debtor
        Section II Of the effects of mortgages against third possessors and of the action of mortgage
        Section III Of the registering of mortgages and of the register kept for that purpose
      Chapter IV Of the order of privileges and mortgages
        Section I Of the preference and order of privileges
      Chapter V How privileges or mortgages expire or are extinguished
    Title XX Of occupancy, possession and prescription
      Chapter I Of occupancy
      Chapter II Of possession
      Chapter III Of prescription
        Section I Of the possession required to establish prescription
        Section II Of the causes which suspend or interrupt prescriptions
        Section III Of the several species of prescription
    Title XXI Of the title by judgment or seizure
Index
Manuscript index
Manuscript index Part 2

CHAPTER VI - IN WHAT MANNER A SUCCESSION IS ACCEPTED AND HOW IT IS RENOUNCED

 

SECTION I - OF THE ACCEPTANCE PURE AND SIMPLE

Art. 71. Nobody can be compelled to accept a succession, in whatever manner it may have fallen to his share.  He therefore can accept it or refuse it freely.

Art. 72. The acceptance of the inheritance, has a retroactive effect, that is to say that the heir is thereby considered as if he had taken possession of the estate at the time when the succession was opened by the death of the person to whom he succeeds, whatever be the interval of time elapsed between such death and the acceptance; from whence it follows that the heir has a right to all the property which may have increased the estate during that time, and that he is likewise bound to support all the charges which may have accrued.

Art. 73. The acceptance of the heir has also this effect, that he becomes of right and without any authorization of justice, seized of all the goods, rights and actions of the deceased, under the obligation of satisfying all the charges of the succession.

Art. 74. Until the acceptance or renunciation, the inheritance is considered as a fictious being, representing in every respect, the deceased who was the owner of the estate.

Art. 75. A succession may be accepted simply, or with the benefit of an inventory.

Art. 76. The acceptance is simple when the heir has manifested his intention to be heir, without having recourse to the benefit of the inventory.
When he has had recourse to that mode, the acceptation is then called with the benefit of an inventory.

Art. 77. The simple acceptation can be either express or tacit.
A succession is accepted expressly when the heir assumes the quality of such, in some authentic or private instrument, or in some judicial proceeding.
A succession is accepted tacitly, when some act is done, by which the intention of being heir must necessarily be supposed.

Art. 78. Thus acts which are merely conservatory, and the object of which is to take care and administer temporarily, do not amount to an acceptation of the inheritance, unless the title and quality of heir should be therein assumed.

Art. 79. The donation, sale or assignment which one of the co-heirs makes of his rights of inheritance, either to a stranger, or to his co-heirs, is considered to be on his part, an acceptation of the inheritance.
The same may be said, 1st, of the renunciation, even gratuitous, which is made by one of the heirs in favor of one or more of his co-heirs; 2dly, of the renunciation which he makes in favor of all his co-heirs indistinctly, when he receives the price of this renunciation.

Art. 80. Those who are not capable of contracting obligations, such as the minors, or the interdicted, cannot accept an inheritance: but the tutor can accept the inheritances falling to the share of his pupil, and so can the curator with regard to those who are under his curatorship, with the formalities prescribed by law.

Art. 81. An inheritance falling to the share of a married woman, must be accepted by her; and she must to that effect, be authorised by her husband, or on the refusal of her husband, by the judge.

Art. 82. If the wife should refuse to accept the inheritance, her husband who would have an interest to have it accepted, in order to increase the revenues of which he has the enjoyment during the matrimony, might at his risks, accept it after the refusal of his wife.

Art. 83. When an insolvent debtor refuses to accept a rich inheritance, in fraud of his creditors, and with a view to prevent them from being paid out of the property which such inheritance would give him, his creditors shall be admitted to accept it for him.

Art. 84. Not only the person who is entitled to an inheritance, may accept it, but if he dies before having taken his determination either to accept or reject, the heirs of such heir shall have a right to accept it under him.

Art. 85. When the heirs of such heir do not agree between them on the acceptance or rejection, the inheritance must then be accepted with the benefit of an inventory.

Art. 86. The effect of the simple acceptation of the inheritance, whether express or tacit, is such that when made by an heir of age, it binds him to the payment of all the debts of the succession, not only out of the effects which he collects from the succession, but even personally and out of his own property, as if he had himself contracted the said debts, or as if he was the deceased himself.
The engagement of the heir who has accepted purely and simply, is somewhat different with respect to legacies, as shall be hereafter explained.

Art. 87. The heir of age cannot dispute the validity of his acceptance, either express or tacit, unless in case where such acceptance should have been the consequence of some deceit, fraud or violence committed against him; he never can raise such claim under pretext of lesion or grievance.

Art. 88. The renunciation of a succession, is an act by which he who is entitled to it, declares his intention to refuse it.

Art. 89. The renunciation to a succession is not presumed; it must be made formally before a notary in presence of two witnesses.

Art. 90. He to whose share an inheritance falls, may refuse it, provided he be capable of alienating; for the renunciation of an inheritance is, in all respects, assimilated to an alienation.
Thus, a minor cannot make a valid refusal of an inheritance, without the authorization of the judge, and of his tutor or curator.
The same rule applies to the interdicted.

Art. 91. A woman in the power of her husband, cannot refuse the inheritances falling to her share, unless duly authorised to that effect by her husband, or on the denial of her husband, by the judge.

Art. 92. The creditors of the heir who refuses an inheritance to the prejudice of their rights, can be authorised by the judge to accept it, in the name of their debtor, and in his stead.
In such case the renunciation is annulled only in favor of the creditors, and as far as their claims amount to; but it remains valid against the heir who has renounced.

Art. 93. Heirs who have embezzled or concealed effects belonging to the estate, shall lose the faculty of renouncing; and they shall remain heirs simple, notwithstanding their renunciation, and shall have no share in the property thus embezzled or concealed.

Art. 94. The faculty of accepting or renouncing an inheritance, becomes barred by the lapse of time required for the longest prescription of the rights of real estates.

Art. 95. So long as the prescription of the right of accepting, is not acquired against the heirs who have renounced, they have the faculty still to accept the inheritance, if it has not been accepted by other heirs, save however, the right which may have been acquired by third persons upon the property of the succession, either by prescription or by lawful acts, done with the administrator or curator of the vacant estate.
In like manner, so long as the prescription of renunciation is not determined, the heir may still renounce, provided he has made no act of heir.

CHAPITRE VI - DE QUELLE MANIÈRE ON ACCEPTE UNE SUCCESSION ET COMMENT ON Y RENONCE

 

SECTION I - DE L'ACCEPTATION PURE ET SIMPLE

Art. 71. Nul n'est tenu d'accepter une succession, de quelque manière qu'elle lui soit échue, soit par testament, ou par l'opération de la loi.
Il peut donc l'accepter ou la répudier librement.

Art. 72. L'acceptation de l'hérédité a un effet rétroactif, c'est-à-dire qu'elle fait considérer l'héritier comme s'il avait recueilli la succession dans le même tems qu'elle a été ouverte par la mort de celui à qui il succède, quelqu'intervalle qui se soit écoulé entre cette mort et l'acceptation; d'où il suit que l'héritier a droit à tous les biens qui auront pu augmenter la succession pendent ce tems, et qu'il est également tenu de toutes les charges qui seront survenues.

Art. 73. L'acceptation de l'héritier a encore cet effet, de le saisir de plein droit, et sans aucune autorisation de justice, des biens, droits et actions du défunt, sous l'obligation d'acquitter les charges de la succession.

Art. 74. Jusqu'à l'acceptation ou renonciation, l'hérédité est considérée comme une personne fictive, représentant en tout le défunt à qui étaient les biens.

Art. 75. Une succession peut être acceptée purement et simplement, ou sous bénéfice d'inventaire.

Art. 76. L'acceptation est pure et simple, lorsque l'héritier a témoigné sa volonté d'être héritier, sans avoir recours au bénéfice d'inventaire.

Art. 77. L'acceptation pure et simple peut se faire expressément ou tacitement.
On accepte une succession expressément, quand on prend le titre ou la qualité d'héritier dans quelque acte authentique ou privé, ou en jugement.
On accepte une succession tacitement, lorsqu'on fait quelque acte qui suppose nécessairement dans celui qui le fait, la volonté d'être héritier.

Art. 78. Les actes purement conservatoires de surveillance et d'administration provisoire, ne sont pas des actes d'acceptation d'hérédité, à moins qu'on n'y prenne formellement le titre et la qualité d'héritier.

Art. 79. La donation, vente ou transport que fait de ses droits successifs, un des co-héritiers, soit à un étranger, soit à tous ses co-héritiers, soit à quelques-uns d'eux, emporte de sa part, acceptation de la succession.
Il en est de même 1°. de la renonciation, même gratuite, que fait un des héritiers, au profit d'un ou de plusieurs de ses co-héritiers; et 2°. de la renonciation qu'il fait, même au profit de tous ses co-héritiers indistinctement, lorsqu'il reçoit le prix de sa renonciation.

Art. 80. Ceux qui ne sont pas capables de s'obliger, tels que les mineurs et les interdits, ne peuvent accepter une succession. Mais le tuteur peut accepter les successions échues à son pupile et le curateur celles déférées aux personnes qui sont sous sa curatelle, avec les formalités prescrites par la loi.

Art. 81. La succession déférée à une femme mariée, doit être par elle acceptée, et elle doit être pour cela autorisée de son mari, ou sur le refus de son mari, par justice.

Art. 82. Si elle refusait de l'accepter, le mari qui aurait intérêt qu'elle soit acceptée pour augmenter les revenues dont il a la jouissance pendant le mariage, pourrait, à ses risques, l'accepter sur le refus de sa femme.

Art. 83. Lorsqu'un débiteur insolvable refuse d'accepter une succession opulente, en fraude de ses créanciers, pour empêcher qu'ils ne soient payés sur les biens qui lui surviendraient de cette succession, ses créanciers sont reçus à l'accepter pour lui.

Art. 84. Non-seulement celui qui est appelé à une succession, peut l'accepter, mais s'il est mort avant que de s'être décidé sur le parti de l'acceptation ou de la répudiation, les héritiers de cet héritier peuvent, de leur chef, l'accepter.

Art. 85. Lorsque les héritiers de cet héritier, sont en discussion entre eux, sur le parti de l'acceptation ou de la répudiation, la succession doit être acceptée sous bénéfice d'inventaire.

Art. 86. L'effet de l'acceptation pure et simple de l'hérédité, soit expresse ou tacite, est tel que l'héritier majeur qui l'a faite, se trouve obligé au payement des dettes de la succession, non-seulement sur les biens qui lui sont échus de cette succession, mais encore personnellement, et sur ses propres biens, comme s'il les eut contractées, et qu'il fut le défunt lui même.
L'obligation de l'héritier pur et simple, relativement aux legs, offre quelque différence ainsi qu'il sera établi en son lieu.

Art. 87. L'héritier majeur ne peut attaquer l'acceptation expresse ou tacite qu'il a faite d'une succession, si ce n'est dans le cas où cette acceptation aurait été la suite de quelque supercherie, dol, ou violence pratiquée contre lui; mais il ne peut jamais former une pareille réclamation, sous prétexte de lésion.

Art. 88. La répudiation d'une succession, est un acte par lequel celui qui est appelé à cette succession, déclare qu'il y renonce.

Art. 89. La renonciation à une succession, ne se présume pas; elle doit être faite d'une manière expresse, par-devant un notaire public, en présence de deux témoins.

Art. 90. Ceux à qui une succession est déférée, peuvent la répudier, pourvu qu'ils soient capables d'aliéner; car la renonciation à une succession est, en tous points, assimilée à une aliénation.
Ainsi un mineur ne peut valablement répudier une succession, sans l'autorité de justice et celle de son tuteur ou curateur.
Il en est de même de l'interdit.

Art. 91. Une lemme sous puissance de mari, ne peut répudier les successions qui lui sont échues, sans être dûment autorisée à cet effet, par son mari, ou par justice au refus de son mari.

Art. 92. Les créanciers de celui qui renonce au préjudice de leurs droits, peuvent se faire autoriser en justice, à accepter la succession, du chef de leur débiteur, en son lieu et place.
Dans ce cas, la renonciation n'est annulée qu'en faveur des créanciers et jusqu'à concurrence de leurs créances: elle ne l'est pas au profit de l'héritier qui a renoncé.

Art. 93. Les héritiers qui auraient diverti ou recélé des effets d'une succession, sont déchus de la faculté d'y renoncer; ils demeurent héritiers purs et simples, nonobstant leur renonciation, sans pouvoir prétendre aucune part dans les objets divertis ou recélés.

Art. 94. La faculté d'accepter ou de répudier une succession, se prescrit par le laps de tems requis pour la prescription la plus longue des droits immobiliers.

Art. 95. Tant que la prescription du droit d'accepter, n'est pas encore acquise contre les héritiers qui ont renoncé, ils ont la faculté d'accepter encore la succession, si elle n'a pas été acceptée par d'autres héritiers, sans préjudice cependant des droits qui peuvent être acquis à des tiers sur les biens de la succession, soit par prescription, soit par actes valablement faits avec l'administrateur ou curateur à la succession vacante.
De même, tant que la prescription de renoncer n'est pas acquise, l'héritier peut toujours rapporter sa renonciation, pourvu qu'il n'ait pas fait acte d'héritier.

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