pretzel key = P = prime time

priesthood n.

[TMRC; obs.] The select group of system managers responsible for the operation and maintenance of a batch computer system. On these computers, a user never had direct access to a computer, but had to submit his/her data and programs to a priest for execution. Results were returned days or even weeks later. See acolyte.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Priest"hood (?), n.


The office or character of a priest; the priestly function.

Bk. of Com. Prayer.


Priests, taken collectively; the order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order of priests.


© Webster 1913.

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