Morrish Bible Dictionary
A word often used in the A.V. where the word 'love' would be much better, as indeed the same Greek word is often translated. In 1 Corinthians 13:3 it is shown that a person may be very charitable or benevolent but have no love.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Charity '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/charity.html. 1897.