Epilepsy

was called by the Romans the Comitial or Congress sickness (morbus comitialis), because the polling for the comitia centuriata was null and void if any voter was seized with epilepsy while the votes were being taken.

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