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priesthood /n. obs./ [TMRC] The select group of system
managers responsible for the operation and maintenance of a batch
operated 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.
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