= P =
[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.