How many grievances are in the Declaration of Independence?

A grievance is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "the infliction of wrong or hardship on a person". The middle section of the Declaration of Independence lists 27 grievances; most begin with "He has..." and the "He" is King George III. The 13th grievance (which begins, "He has combined with others...") and its nine subdivisions begining with "For..." should be treated as a single unit. Therefore, it is more precise to say that there are 18 grievances in the Declaration.