Meaning of law of the Medes and Persians in English:

law of the Medes and Persians

phrase

  • Something which cannot be altered.

    ‘God's laws of nature were like those of the Medes and the Persians, which changed not’
    • ‘They became one kingdom with one law - ‘the law of the Medes and Persians’.’
    • ‘He knew that if Esther refused, she too would perish because the law of the Medes and Persians showed no favoritism.’
    • ‘The king hoped to dismiss the charge, but Darius’ advisors reminded the king that the law of the Medes and Persians could not be broken.’
    • ‘Here is the law of the Medes and Persians which altereth not.’
    • ‘So let Your Majesty issue this order and sign it, and it will be in force, a law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be changed.’
    • ‘To drive the point home, the bureaucrats reminded the king: ‘Remember, O king, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.’’
    • ‘The power of the lions, the power of the law of the Medes and Persians, all the powers that bind people to cycles of destruction, are brought under the power of the God who delivers and rescues.’
    • ‘The saying that ` The law of the Medes and Persians altereth not’ was merely an ancient periphrasis for the absolutism of the sovereign.’
    • ‘Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered - in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.’
    • ‘The king answered and said, ‘The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.’’