Article 2162. Notion of inheritance
(1) Under inheritance the patrimony (estate) of a deceased natural person (the deceased, de cujus) devolves to one or several persons (heirs).
(2) The share of a co-heir (share of the inheritance) is governed by the provisions relating to inheritance.
(3) An heir acquires the pecuniary rights and the obligations of the deceased except for those due to their nature are inseparably linked to the person of the deceased or which may not legally be transferred from one person to another.
(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), in the cases provided for by law, non-pecuniary rights, as well as pecuniary rights inseparably linked to the person of the deceased devolve to the heir.