A continuous linear map from a Banach lattice E into a Banach lattice F is preregular if it is the difference of positive continuous linear maps from E into the bidual F″ of F. This paper characterizes Banach lattices B with either of the following properties:
(1) for any Banach lattice E, each map in L(E, B) is preregular;
(2) for any Banach lattice F, each map in L(B, F) is preregular.
It is shown that B satisfies (1) (repectively (2)) if and only if B′ satisfies (2) (respectively (1)). Several order properties of a Banach lattice satisfying (2) are discussed and it is shown that if B satisfies (2) and if B is also an atomic vector lattice then B is isomorphic as a Banach lattice to 11(Γ) for some index set Γ.