Liberal, Liberality, Liberally - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Liberal, Liberality, Liberally

[ A-1,Noun,G572, haplotes ]
(a) simplicity, sincerity, unaffectedness" (from haplous, "single, simple," in contrast to diplous, "double"), Romans 12:8, "simplicity;" 2 Corinthians 11:3 (in some mss. in 2 Corinthians 1:12); Ephesians 6:5; Colossians 3:22, singleness;"
(b) "simplicity as manifested in generous giving," "liberality," 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Corinthians 9:11 (AV, "bountifulness," RV marg., "singleness"); 2 Corinthians 9:13 (AV, "liberal"). See BOUNTY, No. 2.

[ A-2,Noun,G5485, charis ]
is rendered "liberality" in 1 Corinthians 16:3, AV. See BOUNTY, No. 3.

[ B-1,Adverb,G574, haplos ]
"liberally, with singleness of heart," is used in James 1:5 of God as the gracious and "liberal" Giver. The word may be taken either
(a) in a logical sense, signifying unconditionally, simply, or
(b) in a moral sense, generously; for the double meaning compare A, No. 1. On this passage Hort writes as follows: "Later writers comprehend under the one word the whole magnanimous and honorable type of character in which singleness of mind is the central feature."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words