Wizard Mode N. [from Rogue] A Special Access Mode Of A Program Or System, Usually Passworded, That Permits Some Users Godlike Privileges.

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wizard mode n.

[from rogue] A special access mode of a
program or system, usually passworded, that permits some users
godlike privileges. Generally not used for operating systems
themselves (`root mode' or `wheel mode' would be used instead).
This term is often used with respect to games that have editable