Laws of the Medes and Persians

Unalterable laws.

“Now, O king, ... sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians which altereth not.”- Daniel vi. 8.

The Laws of Howel Dha,
who reigned in South Wales in the tenth century, printed with a Latin translation by Wotton, in his Leges Wallicie (1841).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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