Ancillary statistics

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Ancillary statistics! You don't know what this means? I didn't know either, so I looked it up:
http://utstat.toronto.edu/reid/research/A20n41.pdf
As a non-native speaker, I didn't even know what "ancillary" means, so I had to look it up, too. The word has its root in latin "ancilla" which is the diminuitive for a female slave ("ancula"). Immediately, my PC alarms went mad and I looked out for suspicious texts:
As a European, I was shocked that the first suspicious text I found was a guide of the European Court of Human Rights on the European Convention of Human rights, where the "prohibition of discrimination" is considered of ancillary nature:
https://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Guide_Art_14_Art_1_Protocol_12_ENG.pdf
My last hope, that at least our transatlantic partner, more relieable, at least as far as PC is concerned, got things straight, began to fade reading the "WOMEN’S STUDIES AT UNBC: FAQS": https://www2.unbc.ca/sites/default/files/sections/gender-studies/womensstudiesfaqsheet.pdf
where it says that "Students complete core and optional courses in Women’s Studies in addition to ancillary courses."
Oh my God! If even students in Women's Studies are forced to absolve "ancillary courses", I don't dare to imagine what kind of classes you have to absolve in STEM!
 

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I have no idea what this thread is about.
 
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I find your post very interesting, @DrDu, but... absolve is a word... Well, I'm neither native. Could you express your thoughts with other words?
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