In the language of the courts, an agent is liable to third parties for malfeasance, but not for misfeasance.
The sheriff could be sued for misfeasance such as bribery in the King's court.
The President cannot be held responsible for the misfeasance of subordinates, unless adopted, or at least tolerated, by him.
misfeasance and malfeasance in public office ought to be considered an unpardonable crime, and the guilty dealt with accordingly.
If any loss has arisen to the estate from any misfeasance, neglect or omission of the trustee, it may require him to make it good.