LEADING OF A USEleading of a use. Hist. In a deed, the specification, before the levy of a fine of land, of the person to whose use the fine will inure. ? If the deed is executed after the fine, it ¡°declares¡± the use.
¡°As if A., tenant in tail, with reversion to himself in fee, would settle his estate on B. for life, remainder to C. in tail, remainder to D. in fee …. He therefore usually, after making the settlement proposed, covenants to levy a fine … and directs that the same shall enure to the uses in such settlement mentioned. This is now a deed to lead the uses of the fine or recovery, and the fine when levied, or recovery when suffered, shall enure to the uses so specified, and no other.¡± 2 William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England 363 (1766).