the law of the Medes and Persians

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the law of the Medes and Persians

That which is inviolable or immutable. A reference to Daniel 6:8 in the Bible, saying "Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not." Everyone is treating the legislation like it is the law of the Medes and Persians, forgetting that congress has the ability to tweak and refine the legislation if it isn't fit to purpose.
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the law of the Medes and Persians

something which cannot be altered.
This expression refers to Daniel 6:12: ‘The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not’.
See also: and, law, of
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