As the title says, I'm looking for a word for "someone who diverts". I could not find "Divertor" or "Diverter" in the dictionaries I trust or even the Google
define search query. Merriam-Webster was asking me to subscribe to their Unabridged edition but I'm still unsure if they would have it.
I did find a definition at Your Dictionary though:
- A person or thing that diverts or is diverting.
- A valve used to change the flow of fluid through a system of pipes.
I'm doubting the word is a real English word.
He is a diverter from the path of the Lord.
Just to clear the context, I'm referring to someone who diverts others from the path of the Lord since the person who himself has diverted would be an apostate. [Thanks to @DanBron for suggesting this clarification]
Thanks for your time.