Covenant to Stand Seised to Uses Law and Legal Definition

In a covenant to stand seised to uses, a person seised of lands, covenant's that he will stand seised of them to the use of another. It is a covenant by which a man, seised of land, covenants in consideration of blood or marriage that he will stand seised of the same to the use of his child, wife, or kinsman, for life, in tail, or in fee.

An agreement by deed between two persons, who were brothers, that in the event of either dying without issue, the survivor should be his heir, and take, and enjoy his property, is a covenant to stand seised to uses, and the survivor is entitled to the land. [Fisher v. Strickler, 10 Pa. 348 (Pa. 1849)].