What is an envelope?

In DocuSign, an envelope is a container for documents that you send to a recipient to sign. It holds data on the documents to be signed, the signers and other recipients, and the places where signers will sign the documents.

Note: Envelopes have statuses (i.e. sent, delivered, completed, voided) and typically contain documents, recipients, and fields. They also contain information about the sender and timestamps that indicate the progress of the delivery procedure. When an envelope is completed the DocuSign platform automatically generates a Certificate of Completion which details the full audit history of the transaction.

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