The different parts of a declaration, each of which, if it stood alone, would constitute a ground for action, are the counts of the declaration. Used also to signify the several parts of an indictment, each charging a distinct offense. Cheetham v. Tillotson, 5 Johns. (N. Y.) 434; Buckingham v. Murray, 7 Iloust. (Del.) 170, 30 Atl. 779; Boren v. State, 23 Tex. App. 28, 4 S. W. 4G3; Bailey v. Mosher, 03 Fed. 490, 11 C. C. A. 304; Ryan v. Riddle, 109 Mo. App. 115, 82 S. W. 1117.