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Adj.1.pretorial - of or relating to a Roman praetor; "praetorial powers"
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He sees the work of Perrault as the most formidable undertaking of interpretation and re-appropriation of the ideas of these three literary figures of the Grand Siecle (The Cartesian Turn: Perrault Against Descartes; The Sublime Turn: Perrault Against Boileau; The Pretorial Turn: Perrault Against Boileau).