an extraordinary measure of government

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HolyUnicorn

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“The extraordinary is that which is out of the ordinary course, but it does not always excite remark, is not therefore remarkable, as when we speak of an extraordinary loan, an extraordinary measure of government. “

English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious Illustrations and Examples by George Crabb

How can I interpret “an extraordinary measure of government”? Why does it not excite remark (attention and interest)? I cannot find a definition for this term (extraordinary measure of government).
 
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